Big Ten Talking Expansion; Who Are the Targets?

Posted by Donald Fincher on December-12-2009 Add Comments

ESPN has reported that former Wisconsin coach and current Athletic Director Barry Alvarez was quoted as saying that the Big Ten will actively search for a 12th team to have a conference championship game and stretch their seasons out to correspond with everyone else's.  

For the last two weeks of the regular season, the Big Ten is out of the conversation every year.  Joe Paterno has railed against this, and it appears others are now listening.

But I don't think this is a case of belated acquiescence to Joe Paterno.  I think this is shrewd timing on the part of the Big Ten to finally get Notre Dame.

It's no secret that geographically, this makes so much sense.  But it also makes sense from so many more levels.  H...

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