Big Ten expansion timetable remains 12-18 months

The timetable for Big Ten expansion isn't accelerating, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said Wednesday.

Yesterday we reported that the Big Ten was accelerating its expansion talks in hopes of finalizing candidates before the start of the new fiscal new July 1. Today, Big Ten commish Jim Delany said the Big Ten’s original timetable of 12-18 months of discussions before rendering a decision remains intact.

Delaney’s comments came at the BCS meetings in Arizona. The Chicago Tribune reported last week that Delany could reveal information about the Big Ten’s expansion agenda at the meetings. Instead, he said the Big Ten is still gathering data and has yet to hold any formal discussions with potential candidates.

For the moment at least, no news is good news. Don’t expect this topic to remain quiet for long however.

Enjoy the Big Ten while you still can.

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