OK, so the Big Ten college conference wants to expand. Among those schools speculated to be candidates are Nebraska and Missouri. But why? How is being in the Big Ten better than being in the Big Twelve? Or do Nebraska and Missouri think the Big Ten would be an easier conference in which to do well? Wouldn’t that be a rather humiliating reason?
The prospects of such an expansion–and rumors are flying about many other candidates–just seems to violate reason, regions, and traditions (such as the rivalry between the Oklahoma Sooners, from one of my alma maters, and the Nebraska Cornhuskers).