So much for Jim Delany and the Big 10 fast tracking expansion this summer. Today, at the the Big Ten's spring meetings in Chicago, Commissioner Delany insisted that the league is staying with their original time line of 12-18 months for evaluating teams that would fit in the Big 10. The earliest that the Big 10 would finish their expansion study would be this upcoming November. That would mean that any team that would receive an invite to the Big 10 would begin play in the fall of 2012.
This means that the Big East is saved -- at least for now -- from being a foot note in the history books of college football. After, all is said and done who would have thought the expansion move this summer would involve Boise State joining the Mountain West. Well, maybe?