Nebraska could be Big Ten’s 12th member in 2 days!

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And the first Big Ten expansion domino falls. Probably. Nebraska is supposed to officially be joining the Midwest power conference by Friday.  This news we receive from Lee Barfknecht (yes, I know that’s a very unfortunate looking last name) of the Omaha World-Herald.

If you’re unfamiliar with the World-Herald, it’s the primary daily newspaper of Nebraska, as well as portions of southwest Iowa and the largest employee-owned newspaper in the United States.

Barfknecht is a sports reporter/columnist for the World-Herald and author of the World-Herald’s immensely popular Cornhuskers’ blog Big Red Today.

By Paul M. Banks

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Notre Dame Does Not Need Big Ten Expansion

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The identity of the Notre Dame football program always has been one-of-a-kind. So now the question posed to university administrators, alumni, fans and athletes, “Does being independent in football weigh enough as part of our tradition?” The answer could determine how stubborn the Irish can be toward joining the Big Ten Conference — and all of college football is waiting.

By Kevin Hunt

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Big 10 to usher in Megaconference Era


It’s May and we’re talking about college football!

Yey! That never happens. And what’s breaking up the usual May malaise? Big Ten expansion, and the dominoes that will fall all around the country once it goes through.

It’s the only Big Ten topic anyone cares about right now even though the Big Ten Network is not touching it with a ten foot pole. But hey, they’re busy providing ample coverage of Big 10 conference baseball, softball and track, because the four whole people that watch that stuff need to get their fix.

–By Paul M. Banks

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