A few weeks back we were led to believe the B1G would add seating for more at its roundtable. And then...silence.
I can accept what's plausible: that, it's winter and this means conference hoops tournaments and "March Madness." Expansion is the last thing the B1G wants upstaging one of its best seasons of hoops, ever.
But, amid the prospect of continued court action of another kind - involving challenges to the ACC's exit fee - is it possible those still members of this tottering conference are challenging Notre Dame to save it, by forsaking its cherished independence?
If not, shouldn't they? Notre Dame has that kind of power.