In case you missed it, during the second half of Nebraska dispatching Minnesota, word started coming across the Twitter wire that the Big Ten was in “serious discussions” to add Maryland and Rutgers to the conference. According to Kristian Dyer of Yahoo Sports, an announcement of conference expansion could come as soon as Monday.
There’s plenty of reasons why the conference would want to expand into Maryland and New York, primarily expanding the base of subscribers for the Big Ten Network and positioning itself for the re-negotiation of television rights in 2017. Some, like Yahoo’s Dan Wetzel, are skeptical of the wisdom of such an expansion.
But what would the expansion of the Big Ten to 14 teams mean for Nebraska?