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

  • 05/10/2010 9:34 pm in

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 join the conference, a league spokesperson denied the report to the Chicago Tribune.

Citing multiple sources close to the negotiations, here’s the meat and potatoes of the Sports Radio 810 WHB report:

The Big Ten Conference has extended initial offers to join the league to four universities including Missouri and Nebraska from the Big 12. While nothing can be approved until the Big Ten presidents and chancellors meet the first week of June in Chicago, the league has informed the two Big 12 schools, Notre Dame and Rutgers that it would like to have them join. It is not yet clear whether the Big Ten will expand to 14 or 16 teams but sources indicated Missouri and Nebraska are invited in either scenario.

+ Early power rankings for next season for the Big Ten from Big Ten Network editor Brent Yarina.

+ A few of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge matchups were revealed by Jeff Goodman of

+ The Courier-Journal’s Jody Demling has video interviews with Branden Dawson and Jeremy Hollowell and an update on Mitch McGary.

+ Michigan broke ground Monday on a player development center for its basketball program.

+ Jarrod Uthoff, a 2011 wing out of Iowa with an IU offer, talks about his recruitment with Daniel Poneman.

+ The Dagger’s Matt Norlander writes that the Big Ten looks like the strongest league next season after the deadline to withdraw from the NBA Draft.

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