Category Archives: Big Ten Expansion

Indiana Basketball – How does Tom Crean measure up in Big 10 & among past IU coaches?
February 28, 2017

Is Indiana’s mediocrity this season because of injuries or incompetence? Is it an inability to recruit Indiana high school stars or an inability of current players to invest in the process? Is it Tom Crean as a coach, Tom Crean as a recruiter, or a series of unpleasant and unlucky circumstances? All good questions that can be […]

Big 12 exclusion from College Football Playoff is University of Texas’ fault
December 8, 2014

by Kent Sterling What was former Big 12 Commissioner Don Beebe supposed to do, let the Big 12 unravel after Texas decided to shift to the Big Ten or Pac-12? Beebe played the only card available to him, which was to allow each member school to form its own network.  This wasn’t the best solution […]

Big Ten Tournaments and championships returning to Indianapolis, but not often enough
June 5, 2014

by Kent Sterling The Big Ten made a few smart calls today by announcing the conference football championship will be played in Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium through 2021, and that the women’s basketball tournament will be held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse from 2017-2022. When a city has been built specifically as a host site […]

Big 10 Will Expand to 20 eventually – Texas and Oklahoma Will Be Among Them
October 1, 2013

[Editor’s note – This was posted as a comment by someone identified as BIG20, and presents an interesting perspective on conference realignment.  What I like best is the writing style that is sort of like listening to a guy talk sports in a bar.  He argues with himself a bit, and although I don’t really […]

Texas to the Big Ten? Delany Offers Clues to Who’s Next for Big Ten Expansion
July 25, 2013

by Kent Sterling One thing about Jim Delany, he does not speak in code.  Information is offered, and through a Monday Sudoku series of simple deductions, the truth is revealed. Click here to follow Kent on Twitter In his statement yesterday, Delany identified Association of American Universities membership, contiguous state to existing members, population, and […]

College Football – Big Time Conferences Want the Little Guys Out of the Way
July 25, 2013

by Kent Sterling All is not equal in college athletics, and Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said yesterday that he wants nonFBS schools out of the way like the driver of a new Corvette wants the mope behind the wheel of a 1974 Pinto the hell out of the fast lane. Click here to follow Kent on […]

Big Ten Commish Jim Delany Calls for Student-Athlete Stipends
July 25, 2013

by Kent Sterling It sounds easy, giving student-athletes a little cash each week for expenses not covered by a scholarship.  It sounds like the absolute right thing to do.  Being an athlete in college is all consuming, and having a job in the dorm cafeteria isn’t possible because of the investment of time in the […]

Sports Media Revenue Bubble Is Going to Burst at Some Point
July 15, 2013

by Kent Sterling Our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and dainty ladies throughout America are paying an annual tab of $60.72 for ESPN which few ever watch, and it’s only a matter of time before they figure that out and pull the plug on Comcast, UVerse, DirecTV, Brighthouse, Insight, Dish, and other carriers. Click here to follow […]