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Column on Ohio State basketball

Posted on: July 29, 2010 2:45 pm
Edited on: July 29, 2010 2:47 pm

We've unveiled No. 3 on the list of the nation's best combined football/basketball schools.

It is ... drum roll, please ... Ohio State.

Click this link to read my column about the basketball program.

No. 2 will be unveiled Monday.

No. 1 comes next Thursday.

Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2010 12:04 am

Column on Ohio State basketball

Texas and... Florida?

Horns have to be one of the top two spots, and it's hard to pinpoint another school with the recent credentials of Florida (a pair of national titles for each of the big sports within the last 5 years, even if the basketball program has gone into a nosedive since).

I don't really see who else it could be. Possibly West Virginia, but their football team hasn't been playing *that* well recently, and Florida has better recent accolades in both sports. None of the brand name basketball schools - Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Michigan State, UCLA (over the past 5 years) - has had any appreciable amount of football success, with Kansas' Orange Bowl season excluded. Similarly, the other big football schools (Oklahoma, USC, Boise State, Alabama, LSU) haven't garnered higher than a 2-seed in the NCAA tournament since the old Hollis Price OU team.

If I had to guess, it'd be Texas at 2 and Florida at 1 based upon the national championship count, even with Gators basketball's recent dip. Plus, let's face it, Rick Barnes ain't exactly a great coach himself. A great recruiter, sure, but a pretty lousy coach.

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