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  • #16
    The problem is that so many potential sprint stars, at least going by their prep track careers, in the Big 10 give up track in favor of football.
    There are no strings on me

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    • #17
      Originally posted by EPelle
      What was your question, "Give me the names of a few great Big10 sprinters..."

      Big-10 hasn:t produced as slow sprinters as you suggest by avoidance.
      Are you serious? What Big 10 sprinter has ran on a USA Olympic/World team? No not talking...

      Herb McKenley
      Trenton Jackson
      Jesse Owens
      Eddie Tolan
      George Simpson

      How about since 1970?

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      • #18
        Originally posted by guru
        The problem is that so many potential sprint stars, at least going by their prep track careers, in the Big 10 give up track in favor of football.
        That happens in every conference. Where are the Big10 sprinters on the world stage?

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        • #19
          There have been tons of speedy SEC sprinters/footballers over the years. The list would be a long long long one. That simply cannot be said about the Big10. Take Auburn for just one example...

          Bo Jackson
          Alexander Wright
          Harvey Glance
          Coby Miller
          Stanley Floyd
          Byron Franklin

          If any Big10 team can match that, show me!

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          • #20
            SEC Sprinters, et al

            Harvey Glance Aub.
            Willie Gault, Tenn.
            Larry Shipp, LSU

            Big Ten Gridders who ran track:

            Bobby Mitchell, Illinois
            Abe Woodson, Indiana
            Larry Burton, Purdue
            Eddie Tolan, Michigan
            Claude "Buddy" Young, Illinois
            Rod Woodson, Purdue
            Paul Warfield, Ohio State
            Len Willis, Ohio State
            the "other" Gene Washington, Michigan State
            Milt Campbell, Indiana
            Robert Smith, Ohio State
            J.C. Caroline, Illinois

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            • #21
              Re: SEC Sprinters, et al

              Originally posted by bijanc
              Harvey Glance Aub.
              Willie Gault, Tenn.
              Larry Shipp, LSU

              Big Ten Gridders who ran track:

              Bobby Mitchell, Illinois
              Abe Woodson, Indiana
              Larry Burton, Purdue
              Eddie Tolan, Michigan
              Claude "Buddy" Young, Illinois
              Rod Woodson, Purdue
              Paul Warfield, Ohio State
              Len Willis, Ohio State
              the "other" Gene Washington, Michigan State
              Milt Campbell, Indiana
              Robert Smith, Ohio State
              J.C. Caroline, Illinois
              Now add....

              Michael Bennett..Wisconsin
              Butch Woolfolk....Michigan
              Bennie McRae....Michigan
              Hubie Bryant....Minnesota
              Tim Dwight...Iowa
              Quinn Early....Iowa
              Andre Rison...Michigan St
              Tyrone Wheatley....Michigan
              Larry Highbaugh...Indiana
              Chris Sanders...Ohio St

              .... trust me I'm well aware of all that. Pales in comparision to the speedier SEC.

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              • #22
                SEC/Big Ten

                texas:

                I know, I was merely adding more names to the SEC list, and fleshing out the Big Ten grouping.

                Bijan

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Texas
                  Are you serious? What Big 10 sprinter has ran on a USA Olympic/World team?
                  C:mon, now, Texas. You initially started off stating the Big-10 athletes were slow. Now you:ve changed the statement to mean that they haven:t had a flury of athletes qualify for Olympic Games.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by EPelle
                    Originally posted by Texas
                    Are you serious? What Big 10 sprinter has ran on a USA Olympic/World team?
                    C:mon, now, Texas. You initially started off stating the Big-10 athletes were slow. Now you:ve changed the statement to mean that they haven:t had a flury of athletes qualify for Olympic Games.
                    A thread that got away from the initial point??? Is that possible?..haha!!!!

                    The point is that when it comes to speed in all it's guises, the Big10 doesn't measure up. You disagree?

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