December 12, 2012
Expansion will reach boiling point
Though Jim Delany has said the Big Ten is standing pat at the moment, expansion discussion continues to dominate the college football landscape. It's only a matter of time it seems until the Big Ten and SEC increase their leagues to 16, forcing everyone else to follow suit. But at some point, logistically, enough is enough.
With the addition of Rutgers and Maryland, the Big Ten will include 14 teams in 2014, creating two divisions of seven. Playing each team in your division will consume six league contests and the conference must then decide whether to stay at eight Big Ten games or nine. There is value in either approach.
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