Worth The Risk Playing Hoosiers?

Discussion in 'Butler Basketball' started by wazthree, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. wazthree

    wazthree Well-Known Member

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    should Butler stop playing the Hoosiers? If you lose it will be a bad loss in the eyes of the committee and if you win it is still a drag on SOS. :D
     
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  2. seadawg

    seadawg Well-Known Member VIP Member

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  3. Colin Taylor

    Colin Taylor Active Member

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    To make matters worse...OG just hurt his knee on a non contact play

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  4. PSUButlerFan

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    Sadly we blew it after a pretty incredible comeback. Is it bad I was sort of cheering for IU so that they can salvage what is left of their ****ty season and RPI, ONLY because it benefits Butler.
     
  5. LA-OC-IE

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    CLEARLY the pedigree for college basketball is Big East....esp such states as IN, OH, PA, NE, NY, NJ.
    If the 4th or 5th best team in the state of Indiana (I wonder how the Hoos would fare in Terrible Haute) should focus their efforts on the CBS Sports classic.....

    http://www.insidethehall.com/2016/1...ic-stalls-ius-involvement-in-national-events/

    Let's pick up a Big East Big 12 classic....makes perfect sense...round robin 10 years.
     
  6. pjohnsto2003

    pjohnsto2003 Well-Known Member

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    Am I the only one seeing the hindsight irony in this, that ILose is the only unranked team that participated in this event at this point.


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  7. wazthree

    wazthree Well-Known Member

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    No, that is the entire point of the thread.
     
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  8. FRENCH DAWG

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    I say yes, Butler should keep playing IU. Butler should keep beating down the Hoosiers EVERY YEAR so that kids growing up today only remember one true powerhouse basketball program in the state of Indiana, the BUTLER BULLDOGS.

    ND football is going through similar issues because they have not won a championship in over two decades. Today, recruits only remember championships from the likes of Alabama, OSU, Clemson, FSU, Auburn, OU, Florida, and so on. And these recruits want to go to these schools to win championships and turn pro.

    IU basketball is irrelevant in the state of Indiana, it's the 5th best program in the state (Butler, Purdue, ND, and Valpo are all better). So sad to write this for a kid that grew up in southern Indiana around B-Town watching Knight's teams win national championships, graduate players, and give back to the community and university.


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  9. BulldogsFTW

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    I think the comments to that article gave me cancer. I realize they were made prior to the game (mostly because they were writing us off as an easy W), but to suggest that Butler as a program is a waste of a scheduled game and that they would rather pick up more cupcakes...
     
  10. Dawgs4Life

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    While the intent of the article is obvious, I actually liked the way Glass handled the questions. In short, he basically praised the Crossroads while at the same time saying he'd love to be in the CBS sports classic as well. He has every right (and it's his job) to explore ways that allow for his program to participate in both events. Some of the verbiage used seemed to imply the Crossroads was a drag for IU but overall I couldn't complain about what he said.


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  11. seadawg

    seadawg Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Glass is in fantasy land if he thinks 1 final four in the past 2 decades makes you elite. I do think at some point they can and will regain their past status, just not in the near future. Sampson tarnished the program and set it way back to a point that makes it difficult to recover. IU and BU are currently moving in different directions at present. I'm not saying BU is elite yet but we are certainly gaining respect. The landscape of college basketball is ever changing. That said I still believe the Crossroad Classic is a national event year in and year out. If IU thinks they are too important to participate, then pi$$ on them.
     
  12. estar20dawg

    estar20dawg Well-Known Member

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    I do so enjoy reading all the comments in that article...my god the arrogance and thinking that IU is the center of the universe. I wish I could have a word with all of those idiots who think they know anything about college basketball right now where the only 1 of the 4 CC teams that is a bubble team is the "blue blood" Hoosiers. There is a handful of actual smart fans drowned out by the overwhelming stupidity of the masses. Highly recommend if you need a good laugh...
     
  13. estar20dawg

    estar20dawg Well-Known Member

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    What they need to do is put the games on a more national network than BTN...
     
  14. btlrblldg

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  15. BullDawg2789

    BullDawg2789 Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely. The only reason the game in December wasn't a real "national audience" was because nobody wants to buy IU's conference channel.


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  16. noltar

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    Being the national game on CBS when Butler beat them as #1 four years ago was a nice cherry on top of the sundae.

    To go along with your comment, I was texting a buddy last night that's an IU fan and he couldn't even watch the game from his hotel 10 minutes away from LaGuardia because it didn't get BTN. Wasn't the entire point of picking up Rutgers to get a tentacle in the NYC market? :p
     
  17. Dawgs4Life

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    What's the context of this?


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  18. the_speakers_lab

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    "The cash spigot that is the Big Ten Network continues to pay huge dividends, especially since Rutgers and Maryland joined the league. In the fiscal year that ended in June 2015, according to USA Today, the Big Ten distributed $32.4 million to member schools that had full shares (Nebraska, Rutgers and Maryland did not). The money is about to go up, up, up."

    http://www.espn.com/blog/bigten/post/_/id/140812/coaches-revenues-pushing-big-ten-toward-top

    For being a channel that no one wants to buy and isn't in the NYC market, it sure does generate a lot of money... good thing we got that Big East money...
     
  19. MSUDawg

    MSUDawg Well-Known Member

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    The Purdue game was not on BTN, it was broadcast on ESPN or ESPN2
     
  20. noltar

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    "The league’s new TV deal kicks in later this year, a reported $2.6 billion package over six years. The Cedar Rapids-Gazette reported that per-school payouts are conservatively estimated to top $43 million in 2017-18 and could top out at $54 million per school at the end of the contract."

    I hope that's a good sign for a renewed deal with the BE considering Fox owns the majority of the BTN. We'll see though if the bubble has burst for network deals for sports, given the way cable is losing subscribers.
     

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