Latest Big Ten expansion News

Big Ten Geeks: Should basketball use divisions?

With the Big Ten expanding to 14 teams, there is an open question as to whether basketball should go to divisions. Here’s our take on it.

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Tuesday's links: Here comes Lewan vs. Clowney

It’s getting cold outside across the Big Ten, but you’ll find plenty to warm you up in my daily links, beginning with one of the hottest individual matchups in the bowl season pitting Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan and South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. This is Coke vs. Pepsi, Balboa vs. Lang, Coyote vs. Roadrunner big. I can’t wait.

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What should happen to Big Ten divisions?

On tonight’s episode of “The Football Report,” our TV analysts tackled the expansion-related topic of the Big Ten Conference football divisions. Before you watch and see what our guys think, come tell us what you think in this post.

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Surveying fans: Your thoughts on Big Ten changes?

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany appeared on a panel with Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive and Big East Commissioner Mike Aresco this week and described the Big Ten as “inactive but alert” when it comes to the current expansion landscape. Last month, Rutgers and Maryland announced they would both be joining the Big Ten Conference.

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Sound off: Should B1G keep Legends & Leaders?

With the recent additions of Maryland and Rutgers, the Big Ten will feature 14 teams in the near future. Here at BTN, we’re asking fans for their answers to the key questions surrounding conference expansion.

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Q&A: Let's talk bowls, hoops & Big Ten expansion

Throughout the year BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart answers the best of your questions in his weekly and informative mailbag posts. With football’s regular season over, we turn our attention to men’s basketball, bowl games, and the ongoing fan discussion around Big Ten expansion. We know there are strong opinions out there, so send Dienhart a note and tell him what’s on your mind.

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Sound off: What do you think about expansion?

In case you missed it this weekend, we’re opening up the lines for you to tell the Big Ten Conference your answers to the key questions surrounding the latest conference expansion. The future additions of Maryland and Rutgers as the 13th and 14th conference members sparked debate, and BTN will be discussing these issues for the entire month of December.

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Big Ten expansion: Tell the Big Ten what you think

The Big Ten Conference made a little more news recently when it announced Maryland and Rutgers would become the conference 13th and 14th members, respectively. Now, for the entire month of December, BTN will discuss the very questions stirred up by conference expansion and we want you tell us where you stand, too.

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Reader mail: Sounding off on expansion

You have questions, I have answers in my weekly mailbag. Many of your questions this week center on Big Ten expansion. The tenor of most readers was the same: Miffed about the decisions to add Maryland and Rutgers. Read on, folks. There even is a basketball question.

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What to do with Big Ten divisions?

As BTN’s Gerry DiNardo mentioned during Tuesday’s coverage of Rutgers joining the Big Ten, there are three variables to consider when creating the conference’s new divisions: 1. Competitive balance; 2. geography; and 3. rivalries.

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Dienhart: Latest moves will shake things up

And then there were 14. We all knew this day was coming, right? We all knew the Big Ten would grow to 14 schools. The SEC made the move prior to this season, which certainly had to catch the eye of Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany.

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Video: Watch the clips from Rutgers

BTN covered the announcement that Rutgers is joining the Big Ten, and we’re posting all of the video in this post. Remember, too, that all of our clips are house on our BTN.com video page. Also, use the audio link in this post to listen to the national teleconference with the major players from Tuesday’s announcement.

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Clothes Call: Meet the Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Maryland it is not, Rutgers is no slouch in the uniform department itself. To be fair, though, no Big Ten school can challenge Maryland when it comes to uniforms and helmets. The Scarlet Knights, outfitted by Nike, mix it up quite a bit – only in a tamer manner than Maryland.

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Rutgers set to move to Big Ten

Rutgers is announcing that it will join the Big Ten at an afternoon news conference Tuesday on its campus in Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers will be leaving the Big East, where it has been competing since 1991. The move follows Maryland’s announcement on Monday that it was departing the Atlantic Coast Conference to join the Big Ten in 2014. Rutgers will be the Big Ten’s 14th member. Read the full AP story here.

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BTN to cover news of Rutgers' Big Ten move today

To kickoff today’s announcement that Rutgers is joining the Big Ten Conference, the school will host a press conference with President Robert Barchi and Director of Athletics Tim Pernetti and Big Ten Commissioner James E. Delany today at 2 p.m. ET. BTN and BTN2Go will have live coverage beginning at 1:45 p.m. ET of the press conference. After that,  BTN will have analysis from a variety of guests. Dave Revsine will host BTN’s coverage.

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