Saturday, June 12, 2010
Big Ten expansion links: Seeing Red
By ESPN.com staff
There are literally hundreds of these, but I've found some of the best for you. Enjoy.
And go USA!
- As a bad marriage with the Big 12 ended, Nebraska found a perfect match with the Big Ten, colleague Ivan Maisel writes.
- CBSsports.com's Dennis Dodd covers all the bases in this report from Lincoln.
- What's next for the Big Ten? The Chicago Tribune's Teddy Greenstein is talking up Maryland, while his colleague Brian Hamilton writes that Notre Dame still isn't interested ... yet.
- Here's the right way to sort out division alignments in the Big Ten (to heck with geography, it's all about performance, baby!), from The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Doug Lesmerises.
- Once unpopular Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman has redeemed himself in a major way, Steven M. Sipple writes in the (Lincoln) Journal Star.
- Reaction from around the Big Ten and the country to Nebraska's move.
- Nebraska is a nice start, but the Big Ten has more work to do in expansion, annarbor.com's Dave Birkett writes. The next step for the league could take time, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press.
- The Sporting News' Matt Hayes on what college football might look like, including a 16-team Big Ten, when all the expansion dominoes have fallen.
- Friday wasn't a good day for Missouri, colleague David Ubben writes. Missouri can't buy a break in the expansion game, Bernie Miklasz writes in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
- Iowa State's athletic director thinks the Big Ten Network changed college sports.