Nittany Lions' success offers insight
HERSHEY, Pa. -- Insight into how the Big Ten might proceed if it decides to expand can be found at the last school to join the conference.
The Big Ten took in Penn State in 1990, adding a former independent football power with two national titles and an influential coach in Joe Paterno. Penn State remains a large public institution with a solid academic reputation, much like most of the other schools in the Big Ten.
Plus, Penn State's national fan base offered the Midwest-centric league ...
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