The Big Ten reportedly has its eyes set on four additional teams for expansion — two more from the Pac-12, Notre Dame and a surprising team from the ACC.
Jeff Ermann of 247Sports tweeted on Monday that the Big Ten is still looking to add to the league, with four particular teams on its wish list: Notre Dame, Oregon, Stanford and North Carolina. This, of course, was considered the league’s wish list and doesn’t guarantee they’ll make a move for those programs but at least shows what the Big Ten is thinking for expansion.
I was told this is – or is close to – the Big Ten's wishlist. But it's a fluid and very well-guarded process (How was the UCLA/USC news kept silent? Amazing.)
So who knows how it'll develop.
1. Notre Dame
Source not as confident in UNC as others.
— Jeff Ermann (@Jeff_Ermann) July 4, 2022
Last week, the Big Ten made huge headlines when it added USC and UCLA from the Pac-12 to give it 16 schools. It was quickly reported afterward that the league would be looking to add even more schools, with Oregon, Washington and Notre Dame in a prime spot to join the league. However, it now sounds like Stanford and North Carolina are two more programs to keep a close eye on moving forward.
There is no sign that a move will happen soon but don’t be surprised if the Big Ten makes another big-time move soon.
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