In what I'm sure will become a more regular feature, I wanted to devote one post a week to links specifically about the story in the Big Ten and all college sports right now, and that's expansion.
I'll still sprinkle in some expansion-related stories in the daily lunch links, but I'd rather try to keep those to football-specific topics. This post likely will appear each Monday until expansion armageddon -- dun ... dun ... dun -- arrives.
While there has been little concrete reporting about expansion -- and tons of unsubstantiated rumors -- everyone is writing about expansion or weighing in on what might happen. The buzz around this topic is insane, and I'm not going to ignore it for a nanosecond.
Here's a nice helping of expansion-related links from the weekend:
Why Nebraska should join the Big Ten and a bunch of other expansion-related nuggets from Tom Shatel of the Omaha World-Herald.
The big question isn't whether the Big Ten should expand, but how big the league should become, Bill Rabinowitz writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
Kentucky should consider joining the Big Ten for more money and the chance for more football success, Mark Story writes in the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Jim Delany's mantra should remain Notre Dame or nothing, Joe Rexrode writes in the Lansing State Journal.
Sports Illustrated's Austin Murphy outlines the three likeliest scenarios for expansion, and what he think will happen (good read).
Wisconsin athletics director Barry Alvarez says any rumors about Big Ten expansion right now are pure imagination, Teddy Greenstein writes in the Chicago Tribune.
Big East basketball coaches are closely monitoring what the Big Ten does, Liz Clarke writes in The Washington Post.
The Big 12 might not be known for defense, but commissioner Dan Beebe had better play some in the coming months, Dave Sittler writes in the Tulsa World.