Obviously I'd want us to go to the tournament every year, I'm just saying it would be fun if Northwestern also became competitive in the B1G. It would be nice if it could turn into something similar to the IU-Purdue rivalry. I think it would be good for the state.
It wouldn't be good for us. You want them competing head to head on every recruit we want in the state, and winning their share - or more? I don't. This has more or less already happened in football and there is no way it's beneficial to U of I. What would be best for us is if they are terrible forever. We don't need a rival in-state, we have plenty of traditional big ten rivals.