Saturday, December 12, 2009
Big Ten Expansion Rumors (again)
There have been some recent rumors circulating that the Big Ten has finally seen the light and wants to begin researching possibilities to add a 12th team. It would be a vast improvement over the current set-up, where the Big10 is done playing for weeks before the rest of the season warps up and would add another big time, marquee championship game to showdown Saturday the first weekend in December. Well, it's about time. Obviously, the best candidate for expansion is Notre Dame, but the Spoiled Irish refuse to belong to a football conference...and joining the B10 would screw up their Big East allegiances in other sports. I covered this topic over the summer, so I won't explore too deep into it again here. I will say though, that if ND is absolutely out as a possibility, then the Big Ten's best bet is to raid a neighboring AQ-conference, either the Big East or Big-XII.