Big Ten Looking To Add 12th Team?

Posted by Kristopher Fiecke on December-13-2009 Add Comments

Former Wisconsin football coach and current athletic director Barry Alvarez commented this week that he expects the Big Ten to more thoroughly explore its options when it comes to adding another team to the conference.

The Big Ten has been stuck at 11 members since it decided to add Penn State to the conference in 1993.  The move brought a traditional football powerhouse into the fray, but it also left the conference with 11 teams, causing scheduling headaches and confusion amongst casual observers who had trouble figuring out how a conference with 11 teams could be called "The Big Ten."

Barry Alvarez and Penn State football coach Joe Paterno have been outspoken proponents of the Big Ten adding a twelfth team for several y...

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