This is somewhat directed at FormerlyAnonymous: What kind of ramifications do expansions have on non-revenue sports? I'm thinking about baseball and the future of the conference, and I have to believe that Nebraska would help out baseball. Would Wisconsin finally field a varsity team? What about if we head east and pick up Syracuse, would Michigan push lacrosse into the varsity status? Would we want all sports that currently play in a non-Big-Ten league (hockey, lacrosse, etc.) to build a conference, even if it means fielding teams that aren't necessarily competitive at first? Discuss.
"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.