Big Ten Expansion Archive

Glass talks Big Ten expansion, addition of Maryland, Rutgers

Conference expansion and realignment have changed college athletics significantly. And whether you are a fan of what has taken place or oppose the breakdown in tradition brought about by these changes, the Big Ten has been ahead of the curve. With the conference reportedly paying out close to $26 million to each member institution in the last fiscal year, including $7.6 million from the Big Ten Network, it's not hard to see why schools like Nebraska, Maryland and Rutgers opted to leave their respective leagues to join. The Big Ten is distributing the most money of any conference to its members and with the growth of BTN and network TV contracts, the numbers should only continue to grow.

Around the Hall: More expansion for the Big Ten?

Around the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall staff: · Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports reports that Maryland and Rutgers are in serious talks to join the Big Ten. · Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports writes that adding Maryland ...

Jim Delany on Big Ten: “We’re as comfortable as we could be.”

The Quad: Big Ten Commissioner Says No Change Is Imminent “Our position is our position,” Delany said. “I don’t think that moves in the SEC or the A.C.C. or Pac-10 or Big 12, haven’t, to date, created an environment that ...

So, about that Big Ten divisions for basketball report

Apparently, ESPN’s Andy Katz jumped the gun on the report I referenced in the post below (Steve Alford to Mizzou, anyone?) that stated the following information on Big Ten divisions: In men’s basketball, according to sources, the Big Ten is ...

Since you and I both know you’re not really working …

Look: It’s Friday, the World Cup just started, Tom Izzo’s Michigan State career might have just ended and college football Armageddon is imminent, no matter who you believe. So come chat about it with us and the boys over at ...

Hello, Nebraska

I’ve gotten on the train a little bit later than some news outlets not too far from here, but that train — the one with “EXPANSION” written on the side and barrels of money tucked away in the hold cars ...

Around the Hall: Big Ten expansion, ACC-Big Ten Challenge, more

Around the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall crew. So go ahead, get your read on, kids. + After Sports Radio 810 WHB reported early Monday that the Big Ten had offered four schools the opportunity to ...

Around the Hall: Big Ten expansion

Around the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall crew. + The Big Ten’s statement on possible expansion. (BigTen.org) + Brian Cook presents the ‘Grid of Judgment’ for Big Ten Expansion. (MGoBlog.com) + Hugh Kellenberger breaks down seven ...

Wednesday morning links and NA recruit game

It’s the first day of August and we’re just a day away from the recruit barnstorming tour tipping off. As we told you a week or so ago, we’ll be at the New Albany game (and maybe a few other ...

Big Ten expansion: Bring on the Cardinals

Brian at MGoBlog has a great breakdown of all of the prospective teams the Big Ten may look to add in the next couple of years, which ranges from the very awesome and yet unlikely (Texas) to the far more ...