Before you know it, the Big-10 may need a new name. Not because there are eleven teams in the league right now, but because The league's commissioner of the conference says it may be time to add another team to the mix in order to boost the viewership for the new flagship station of the conference: The Big-10 Network. Adding a team to the current Big 10 would bring the total to 12 teams. And that means playoff, something that not only gets rid of recent situations where there have been co-champions in the Big-10 (2000, 2002, 2004 and 2005) but also would be quite lucrative for the upstart new network.
"I think we need to look at it in the next year," [Big-10 Commissioner Jim
Delany] told the Des Moines Register on Wednesday. He offered no specific
candidates. "The broader (the network) is distributed, the more value
(expansion) has. We have eight states. With expansion, you could have nine," he