As a season ticket holder to the flyers basketball and buckeyes Football. I don't understand the logic of OSU having nothing to gain by playing Dayton, UC, X in a tournament. Yes, Ohio State should win 6 of 10 games against Dayton verse the 9/10 or 10/10 from some powder puff like iupui Fort Wayne.
People say ohio state has everything to lose? What exactly do they lose? Certainly playing stiffer competition in uc, x, and Dayton improves ohio state SOS and preparation for the tougher big ten. Ohio state fans would still have the resources to out recruit those 3 schools. Sure they might lose a recruit someday but is that what your concerned about? Losing recruits is a fact of life. What difference does it make if that recruit goes to Dayton or Arizona as long as it's not michigan. I think it's a win for all involved. Yes, Ohio State doesn't gain near as much out of the deal but they still gain and more importantly the fan bases of all ohio schools win.
Also, did you guys ever think lance mcalister just do does it to get a reaction. If tOSU was truly superior in every way what's there to worry about? Also, fans love to beat ohio state because the majority of our fans are jack holes. Everybody likes it when the bully falls.
let the best team win the second half.