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Around the Big East '17-18 2 months 4 days ago #288193

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I know their resources are insane...my point was I wouldn't consider them a full-blown blue blood like a Duke, UK, Kansas, etc. Even a bottom level F5 school probably has tons more resources than Butler because of the conference affiliation and football i.e. Wake Forest. That was my point. OSU is a great sports school.

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Around the Big East '17-18 2 months 4 days ago #288194

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Ohio State has a great basketball tradition. They had a couple of off years just before Matta was let go, but as Fordham pointed out they were excellent for a long period before that. Their basketball legacy dates back to the NCAA championship team of 1961 which included NBA greats John Havlicek and Jerry Lucas. Big step up for Holman taking that job and no downside for BE to it at all.
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Around the Big East '17-18 2 months 4 days ago #288196

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OSU is better than I thought historically...just looked it up. It will be concerning though if we start losing these coaches to Wake Foest, Nebraska, Penn State, Minnesota, etc.

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Around the Big East '17-18 2 months 4 days ago #288202

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fordham96 wrote:

Mike Zaun wrote: Fair, but Holtman went to Ohio State not exactly a blue blood type school. Very good but not nearly as known for hoops. Since the Greg Oden years they haven't really made much of a national splash until last year. Could be wrong just speaking generally since I don't know their program that well.


You would be wrong. From 2009 thru 2015 (After the Oden years) they went to the NCAA's every year-7 straight. From 2010 thru 2013, 4 year stretch, they won or shared 3 Big Ten regular season titles, finishing 2nd the other time, they won 3 Big 10 tourney titles, and from 2009 to 2013 they went to 5 straight Big 10 Tourney title games. Their NCAA seeding for that 4 year stretch from 2010 to 2013 was 2 seed, 1 seed, 2 seed, 2 seed. Went to at least the sweet 16 each of those 4 years, went to the Final Four in 2012 and Regional Final in 2013.

You could argue outside of maybe Michigan St (and it is close) Ohio St was the best Big 10 program for the better part of a decade under Thad Matta. That is a great job, with great resources and great recent history. You can't compare Butler to Ohio St. Not close.


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Around the Big East '17-18 2 months 4 days ago #288211

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gman wrote:

Mike Zaun wrote: Fair, but Holtman went to Ohio State not exactly a blue blood type school. Very good but not nearly as known for hoops. Since the Greg Oden years they haven't really made much of a national splash until last year. Could be wrong just speaking generally since I don't know their program that well. /quote]

OSU has the 2nd highest sports budget in the country and 9th highest revenue in basketball. They have unreal resources for all sports.


And the tax payers in Ohio foot the bill. Ohio State, like many football school states, has massive tax paid support that keep them relevant. In New York state, it is the complete opposite. That support on the part of those states obviously has led to successful programs with huge media income. OSU is not your typical college with over 60,000 students in Columbus and it is clearly the State's school in the capital.
It operates like a pro franchise, like Texas, Alabama and Kentucky. It has no problems selling 100,000 tickets to football games. It's all they got in Columbus.
All other college sports programs operate at a huge competitive disadvantage which, unless you are an alum, gives me and others great incentive to see them lose at every opportunity.


At St. John's nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!

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At St. John's nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!

Around the Big East '17-18 2 months 4 days ago #288217

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Mike Zaun wrote: OSU is better than I thought historically...just looked it up. It will be concerning though if we start losing these coaches to Wake Foest, Nebraska, Penn State, Minnesota, etc.


Just keep moving that target. You'll be right eventually. ;)

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Around the Big East '17-18 2 months 2 days ago #288343

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Four-star 2018 prospect Saddiq Bey just verbally committed to Villanova, he tells 247Sports.

Bey, a 6-foot-7 forward out of Washington (D.C.) Sidwell Friends, originally signed with NC State back in November, but on May 16th, Bey asked out of his Letter of Intent.
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Around the Big East '17-18 2 months 2 days ago #288351

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Recruiting just seems to get tougher and tougher for coaching staffs. Verbal commitments mean nothing. LOI's mean very little and as SJU saw with Wilson even when an athlete enrolls in a school other schools never stop enticing the athlete.

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Around the Big East '17-18 2 months 2 days ago #288353

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Enright wrote: Recruiting just seems to get tougher and tougher for coaching staffs. Verbal commitments mean nothing. LOI's mean very little and as SJU saw with Wilson even when an athlete enrolls in a school other schools never stop enticing the athlete.


It will only get worse when the new transfer rules go into effect
We will then have the college version of free agency in professional sports
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Around the Big East '17-18 2 months 2 days ago #288368

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Enright wrote: Recruiting just seems to get tougher and tougher for coaching staffs. Verbal commitments mean nothing. LOI's mean very little and as SJU saw with Wilson even when an athlete enrolls in a school other schools never stop enticing the athlete.







You are so right. I was scouting Larry Lembo out of Bishop Loughlin. Had a great relationship with this fine young man. Finally,. Louie, myself and the Vincentian moderator had dinner at the Lembo house where Larry told us he was committing to St.John's. Weeks later he called to inform me he was going to Manhatten College because the Christian Brothers pressured him. Larry, beside being a special young man, was an excellent basketball and baseball athlete. If you remember back then he became a very good basketball official. Always thought he was fair to us when he had our games.
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