Those of us not from Ohio would have no other rooting interest. Had I not been fortunate enough to attend TOSU, I wouldn't care.
Wait until you get a load of their cheerleaders. The last time I saw Rutgers play at Pitt, I went *hoping* that the New Jersey stereotypes weren't true...
For recruiting purposes, Ohio State should always fight for it to be in the Shoe. Why give UC (Nippert) any free publicity?
I also did not know that the stadium in Cleveland now has a different name.
Go Bill go. I want to see the meltdown. Yes, I know it would hurt the B1G. So did TSUN losing to Arizona yesterday. So?
I've spent 40 years in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, mostly within 40 miles of Beaver Stadium. The only other two years I've spent on this Earth were in Columbus, earning a Masters at America's finest land grant university. I am an expert on this question.
(Ahem...) Hodge nailed it. We are their TTUN. They will never be ours. They despise this. So I find ways of bringing it up all the time. They are our Sparty at best, if even that. Wisky is our second rival. Deal, Nits. You killed your own rivalry with Pitt.
I'll show my east coast bias and go for PSU-Syracuse, only because I smell an upset. But really, I'm with CentralFLBuck. I want to see two of our scarier future opponents fight it out at NW-CAL.
Other than the few years I was fortunate enough to attend Ohio State, I've spent my entire life in Pennsylvania. And for such a diverse and beautiful state, Harrisburg is an abortion of a capital city. When I was at OSU, I remember wondering why Harrisburg could be that nice.
I used to say that they should have put PSU in Harrisburg because University Park is isolated. Perhaps I got that backwards.
I've never been to Trenton, but dang it must suck to be ranked lower than Harrisburg.
Now all of this being said, the Pennsylvania Capitol building itself kicks ass. Nicer than the national capitol.
I gotta love a fellow Pennsylvanian Buckeye. Go Noah. Follow in the footsteps of Eddie George... not so much Terrelle...
Hovenaut is right. Central PA simply isn't men's basketball territory -- wrestling is as big or bigger. So PSU is forced to go into Pittsburgh and recruit against Pitt or into Philadelphia and recruit against the Big Five, all of which are far more established in hoops than PSU. So I'm not sure comparing PSU to OSU or TSUN is fair. PSU has more competition in state, and is far more removed from Pennsylvania's main population centers than either OSU or TSUN. So I tend to think PSU basketball is simply hopeless, and that PSU's fans and administration simply accept this.
I was Bryce Jordan on January 26th, and the place was probably half full and one-sixth Ohio State fans. I sat by a family of Buckeyes from New Jersey who had never been to Bryce Jordan before (they came because State College was as close as the Buckeyes came to their home this year). Upon learning that I lived locally, the lady said, "This is a really nice building..."
...and then quickly added, "Do they know they have it?"