Insider-y Big Ten expansion speculation

Insider-y Big Ten expansion speculation

Posted by Lindsey on Tue, 04/20/2010 - 11:25
Hi gang, Since the movers and shakers aren't going to offer their true thoughts until Big Ten expansion is a fait accompli, we're left to speculate and ruminate. For some of the best speculation and rumination on the topic, you need to check out a blog entitled "Frank The Tank's Slant." In his current post, he welcomes some insider-y knowledge from a TV industry type named "Patrick." Patrick throws around some dollar figures that, if they're remotely close to the truth, do an excellent job of explaining why the Big Ten wants more teams. Here's a tiny snippet from the link: CANDIDATES TOTAL ADDED REVENUE ESTIMATE Texas $101,369,004 Rutgers WITH NYC $67,798,609 Nebraska $54,487,990 Maryland $50,818,889 Boston College $48,382,692 Notre Dame $47,629,255 Kansas $46,320,092 Missouri $45,901,459 Syracuse $43,504,813 Connecticut $38,080,271 Pittsburgh $34,365,175 Iowa State $31,831,077 Syracuse WITH NYC $65,874,573 You'll have to read the link to understand what this means, but it signifies that Nebraska, among others, looks like a terrific target for Jim Delany and Co. Go HERE: http://frankthetank.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/the-value-of-expansion-cand... LW
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