The conference announced today, in a three-paragraph statement that has all the readability of a Senate bill, that it will be seeking a 12th member. The bottom line is the bottom line, as Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports notes: a nice $5 million payday from a title game.
Already speculation has grown, with the Big 12, along with the Big East, potential candidates for a raid. And Notre Dame remains the Big Ten's Holy Grail, as enticing as it is unobtainable. Already Missouri has issued a statement indicating a willingness to listen.
Even more radical speculation has mentioned Nebraska and even Texas as possibilities to join Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State. Stay tuned. It will be an interesting next 12-18 months.
-- Chuck Carlton