On espn.com Mark Schlabach wrote this: "Rutgers has struggled recently in football, and its basketball program has never been very competitive, but its position in the New York/New Jersey TV market makes it very attractive." This is something a lot of people (probably not from the NY area) take as gospel. The question is, does anyone actually think this is true. Rutgers has been located in the backyard of NYC forever, and what has it got them? A terrible basketball program, a below-average football program, and not one person in NYC that cares about them at all. Yet it seems like there are people in power that think Rutgers actually has influence in NYC.