Keep The Big Ten As It Is (Cont.)

It’s not hard to find news articles talking about the possibility of Big Ten expansion and considering it from a bunch of different angles.  For example, here’s a piece in which some of the basketball coaches in the conference give their thoughts on expansion.

Much as I like college basketball, I think that, on the expansion question, football issues will call the tune.  Basketball teams currently play a bunch of out-of-conference games, and there already is a season-ending Big Ten basketball tournament. And although there are basketball rivalries in the conference, there is nothing to compare to Ohio State-Michigan or some of the traditional games where teams play for Paul Bunyan’s Axe or the Old Oaken Bucket.  Finally, expansion seems unlikely to mean a significant increased in basketball revenue.

The real change — and the real potential revenue — would be in the football season, and that is where those involved in evaluating expansion prospects no doubt will focus their attention.

Keep The Big Ten As It Is (Cont.)

Keep The Big Ten As It Is (Cont.)

Keep The Big Ten As It Is

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