Category Archives: Big Ten Expansion

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 […]

Embattled Incoming Rutgers AD Julie Hermann Speaks – Looking Forward to June 17
June 5, 2013

by Kent Sterling What should have been a time of glee and excitement for incoming athletic director Julie Hermann became something else entirely when Rutgers University’s slapdash vetting work got a boost from the Neward Star-Ledger. The perfect candidate became quite flawed as some rudimentary journalistic shaking of trees dislodged some fruit that landed on […]

Rutgers Athletics – Would Anyone Care If Julie Hermann Was Hired Anywhere Else?
May 31, 2013

by Kent Sterling Dan Dakich is a great radio host because his genuine curiosity evokes answers that lead to unique opinions.  I spent 90-minutes with Dan today in the 1070 the Fan studio, and he asked me about Rutgers.  The most interesting part of the discussion dealt with journalistic weasels – my term, not Dan’s […]

Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee Rips Catholics and Notre Dame, and What’s New?
May 30, 2013

by Kent Sterling I’m an Irish Catholic, and I could give a damn what the presider of The Ohio State University thinks about the Irish, Catholics, or Notre Dame.  He’s a pedantic administrator who has decided he’s clever because he’s the king of a puny hill. Of course, E. Gordon Gee isn’t clever, funny, or […]

Big Ten Expansion – Texas Will Eventually Move to the Big Ten
April 11, 2013

by Kent Sterling Physics is impossible to resist, and consistent gravity drawing the University of Texas to the Big Ten.  Commissioner Jim Delany will announce the expansion of the conference to 16 teams within the next three years, and Texas will be the 15th member. Click here to follow Kent on Twitter What will happen […]