CHICAGO (AP) - Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez
understands the public would like some answers. Just don't ask him
for any when it comes to the Big Ten and expansion.
Alvarez says the decision rests with school presidents, not with
the league's athletic directors. Even so, expansion was the
hot-button topic as conference coaches and administrators gathered
Monday in Chicago for three days of meetings.
Michigan athletic director David Brandon says "change is in the
The Big Ten is deciding whether expand from its current 11
members to extend the reach of its lucrative TV network and add a
championship football game.
Last week, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany e-mailed conference
officials to squash a rumor that Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame and
Rutgers had been invited to join. Texas, Syracuse, Pittsburgh and
Maryland have all been mentioned as possible targets, too.