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Old 09-28-2013, 12:52 PM   #1
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I've been bouncing around different teams but can't stick with one. Looking for a team that is good at both basketball and football, and that is also not filled with bandwagoners.
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:06 PM   #2
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I've been bouncing around different teams but can't stick with one. Looking for a team that is good at both basketball and football, and that is also not filled with bandwagoners.

dont know what to say to you, maybe support the closest team to you
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Old 09-28-2013, 03:15 PM   #3
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:36 PM   #4
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Notre Dame?
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i think he wants a good team
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:02 AM   #7
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i think he wants a good team

I wasn't even thinking in that segment, i was relating Irish with Notre Dame.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:18 AM   #9
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Florida? They're pretty good at football and have made the elite 8 two years in a row.
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Ohio State is #4 in the nation in football and was #6 in the nation in basketball last year. Could be a good place to start.

For basketball, common starting places are UNC/Duke/Kansas/Kentucky. But they're basically basketball schools. If you want schools that excel at both I recommend:

Ohio State
Michigan
Louisville (Good football team this year, but football not traditionally as strong as basketball)
Miami(FL)
Florida
Oregon

I'm sure there's some I'm forgetting but those are the most prominent in my mind.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:39 PM   #12
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Blue bloods:
dook*, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, and UCLA

All those programs have been historically great throughout the decades, have had dominant periods, have won multiple championships, have had influential coaches to the game of basketball as a whole, and put a number of great pros in the league. Each fan base is spread out across the country, exceptionally loyal, optimistic, arrogant, and irrational. Not necessarily in that order.

In terms of recent success (last decade):
UNC - 2 championships, 3 F4's, 6 E8's
UConn - 2 championships, 3 F4's, 4 E8's
UF - 2 championships, 2 F4's, 5 E8's
UoL - 1 championship, 3 F4's 5 E8's
KU - 1 championship, 2 F4's, 5 E8's
UK - 1 championship, 2 F4's, 4 E8's
DU - 1 championship, 2 F4's, 3 E8's
MSU - 0 championships, 3 F4's, 3 E8's
UCLA - 0 Championships, 3 F4's, 3 E8's
OSU - 0 championships, 2 F4's, 3 E8's

Other teams top teams:
Syracuse, Arizona, Georgetown, Michigan, Villanova, Marquette, Wisconsin, and a bunch of others. Most of the fan bases are very regionalized for these programs. But you live in Ireland, so I doubt it matters.

Possible up and coming teams:
VCU, Richmond, St. John's, Oklahoma State, Creighton, New Mexico, UVA, Oregon, LBSU, Providence, LSU, UNLV, and others. A few of those have a decently rich history as well. LSU, UVA, St. Johns, and UNLV off the top of my head.

If you plan to support this team for all sports, I'm not going to do the research but I believe UCLA, UNC, OSU, and Michigan are really good in other sports other than basketball. If it's just the big two (basketball and football) then UCLA, Florida, Louisville, Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Michigan State are your best bets from the teams above. Also Texas deserves a mention, even though both their basketball and football programs are in shambles right now. Of course if you are more interested in football then there are a ton of programs missing.

I probably forgot a few. You should definitely check out each team and decide for yourself. The playing styles of most of those teams are substantially different. Some are more 3pt reliant, some run closer to NBA sets, some are more physical, some like to run nonstop, some use up the entire 35 second shot clock, some pressure on d, some prefer to give up 3s, some primarily play zone, and so on. College basketball is much more diverse than the NBA and the rules play an important role for that.

Forget to mention, some of those program could have a coaching change soon and some might fall off a bit because of the new conferences. Something to consider.

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Old 09-30-2013, 01:19 AM   #13
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I've been bouncing around different teams but can't stick with one. Looking for a team that is good at both basketball and football, and that is also not filled with bandwagoners.

Florida is nice. They are good in football and basketball. Not sure on the bandwagon part.
Michigan State/Michigan/Ohio State/Washington Huskies/ND/UCLA come to mind as well.
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I would probably go with something like Ohio State. Good football and basketball programs that are constantly on ESPN/national networks.
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I would probably go with something like Ohio State. Good football and basketball programs that are constantly on ESPN/national networks.

Ohio State and Michigan both actually work pretty well. They're not as bandwagon-y as other teams like Alabama or USC (circa 2003-2005ish) due to people just generally liking to hate on the Big 10.

UCLA could potentially be good if the new basketball coach proves to be adequate. Can't be much worse than Howland in recent years.
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