Sunday, December 5, 2010
Big Ten: No more expansion planned for near future
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- The Big Ten says it's not looking to expand again in the near future.
The conference, which is adding Nebraska as its 12th member next year, released a statement Sunday saying it "will not be actively engaged in conference expansion for the foreseeable future and does not expect to be proactively seeking new members."
However, the Big Ten says it will "continue to monitor the intercollegiate landscape."
The statement came the same day the Big Ten's presidents and chancellors held their winter meetings.
Nebraska's move is one of several by important football programs. Colorado and Utah are going to the Pac-10, TCU is switching to the Big East, and Boise State is joining the Mountain West.