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Comment 03 Sep 2014

I went to OSU's sweet 16 game against Syracuse in the Boston Garden a few years ago.  The Garden enforced a strict no standing policy and let me tell you, it was fresh hell.  Ushers were standing next to us most of the game as we were the troublesome people that liked to cheer for our team.  

Comment 20 Aug 2014

UConn plays in two arenas.  Gampel Pavilion in Storrs and the XL Center in Hartford.  They split their games between the two.  The article says Storrs (Gampel).  As far as atmosphere, Gampel is by far the better venue. But for OSU's sake, I hope it is in Hartford.  Note: I am an alumni of both Ohio State and UConn--hence the knowledge.  

Comment 15 Aug 2014

Definitely agree that UNLV is a lackluster game. But, the impact to the Columbus economy is simply far too great for Ohio State to justify playing an away game.  The University has a commitment to the city and local businesses that must make enough money to pay employees for the entire year on 8 fall Saturdays.  Losing even one of those games is a huge blow to the economy.  This is not counting ticket sales, which is likely a rather small number compared to the total economic impact of hosting a game (thinking of restaurant/bar sales, clothing vendors, hotels, taxi cabs, off-duty security and police, and the list goes on and on). 

Comment 03 Jul 2014

As an alumni of Ohio State and UConn, I think UConn would be a terrific fit with the B1G.  Their fans are knowledgeable, dedicated, fiercely loyal, and know how to support their teams at home and on the road.  Women's basketball frequently sells out games.  Women's basketball! There is a big interest in football as well and fans are just looking for an excuse to become a two sport school.