RandBall: Are North Carolina and Virginia next in Big Ten expansion plans?
- Blog Post by: Michael Rand
- February 19, 2013 - 5:48 PM
The Big Ten has been turned upside down by nothing more than one tweet today -- but that tweet came from the same source that was ahead of the curve on Rutgers and Maryland taking the plunge, so we're taking notice.
Per a tweet from Inside Maryland Sports:
Big 10 talk buzzing again. #UVA being mentioned often as likely to join. Georgia Tech still in the mix. #UNC, the big domino, has an offer.
If North Carolina does, indeed, have an offer to join the conference, it would be significant. Would both schools bolt the ACC for the riches of a 16-team superconference?
And would Minnesota get its $800K back from buying out those two football games with UNC?
The answer to question one, for now, is at least maybe.
The answer to question two, we imagine, is still no.
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