Big Ten May Become Big Twelve

December 15, 2009

The Big Ten Conference will today announce that it is considering adding a 12th member, the Chicago Tribune reported. (The conference, its name notwithstanding, already has 11 members.) In recent years, conference officials have dismissed the idea of adding a member, but the Tribune reported that attitudes have changed as some members have watched other conferences earn extra money and attention by having a football playoff game, something the conference could do with an additional member. Among those that might get asked to join: Rutgers and Syracuse Universities and the Universities of Cincinnati, Louisville, Missouri and Pittsburgh.

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