Big Ten expansion has been on my mind a lot since the surprising - and disappointing - addition of Rutgers and Maryland. Most people seem to agree that these two schools were the foundation for getting the conference to 16 teams. I'd like to believe that Jim Delaney knows what he's doing, and I get that the new TV markets and recruting grounds are important, despite the watered-down football product RU and Maryland bring. That said, I really, really hope that the ultimate goal of this expansion push is to bring one more football heavyweight, like Texas or Notre Dame, aboard. However, the general consensus, at least among the people who get paid to analyze this stuff for a living, is that Virginia, Georgia Tech and possibly North Carolina are the next targets. Obviously, none of these schools moves the needle much from a football perspective, although they are all in growing markets and have great academics. My question is this: If Virginia is a legitimate target due to location, academics and athletics, why not consider Virginia Tech for the B1G? They still bring the DC/Baltimore/Virginia TV market (more so than UVA, I would think), they have a pretty good academic standing (#72 according to USNews) and they are a very respectable football program. They are MUCH better than UVA, UNC or GT in football and they seem to fit the other criteria too. Does anyone know a reason why this wouldn't be a possibilty?