I have a crazy idea that most would buy into. The Big Ten becoming a Superconference! If Maryland and Rutgers are added, things could get interesting...
Maryland and Rutgers will join the Big Ten
Virginia Tech will want to become a Big Ten team.
Jim Delaney will laugh at VT and take their rival UVA instead. UVA is a much more prestigious, public academic institution (The Harvard of the South) and would automatically have a rivalry with Michigan to go with their rivalry with Maryland.
It wouldn't make sense to grab any more ACC or Big East teams, Missouri, Iowa State, or anyone else from the Big 12/SEC, so there leaves one option: Notre Dame
Jim Delaney meets with Jack Swarbrick and convinces him that the ACC is going to collapse within the next 5 years and tells him this:
"Come with me to the Big Ten, and together, WE WILL RULE THE WORLD!!! AAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!!!!"
Swarbrick has previously stated that the ND athletic department is very interested in joining the Big Ten if offered, but Delaney has never offered since '91.
ND joins the B1G and forms the first superconference. Here are the proposed divisions:
East Coast division (the one with non-midwest teams)
Central division (the one with Ohio State and Michigan)
Chicago divison (the one that has Notre Dame)
Corn Division (the one that has Nebraska and Iowa)
THE BIG TEN SHALL RULE THE WORLD!!!!!! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA
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