|Fear the turtle|
ESPN.com first reported that the Big Ten was looking into expanding to 14 teams by adding Maryland and Rutgers.
The person says Maryland would have to be "the first domino to fall," but added that an agreement could be reached as soon as this week for both schools.
Text messages and phone calls to Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson and Rutgers Athletic Director Tim Pernetti were not immediately returned.
Several officials with Big Ten schools, reached at football and basketball games on Saturday, declined to talk about the report.
|Playing football since 1869, but not well|
The driver is money, of course, and that both schools have a following in the east. Maryland actually is a higher value target, I think, because they get regular coverage in both Baltimore and Washington DC. Rutgers garners some attention in New York and Philadelphia, but college football isn't the biggest thing in either market.
Eventually I would imagine the Big Ten would be looking at going to 16 teams. So if Maryland and Rutgers are coming, who should the other teams be? Here are a list of potential targets. Which ones make the most sense to you? Vote below -- I've set it up for multiple votes: