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April 20, 2010 at 8:59 AM

Tuesday links — expansion back on the forefront

We’ll start today with the news that college football expansion is expected to be on the forefront of the discussion — if not the agenda — when the BCS Commissioners meet this week in Phoenix.
As ESPN.com’s Ted Miller writes, it’s the Big Ten driving the expansion talk right now. But should the Big Ten start making bold moves, other conferences will have to be ready to react accordingly. Recent rumblings out of the Pac-10 is that the conference doesn’t want to rush into anything and in its early exploration, hasn’t necessarily concluded that expansion is for the better. But the next few months could tell a lot.
Here are a few other takes on expansion:
— The LA Times lays out all that’s on the table this week.
Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com says Texas is the big cardholder in all of this and that what it decides will set off a domino effect throughout college sports.
— The New York Times quotes former Syracuse AD Jake Crouthamel saying that the expansion moves could result in the extinction of the Big East and just four major conferences.
— This is a few weeks old, but I found it interesting in this column on why UNLV would be a good fit for the Pac-10 that new UNLV AD Jim Livengood, who was previously the AD at Arizona and WSU for 20 years, said the Pac-10 may just be posturing when it talks about expansion. He said that if you don’t talk about expansion “you appear to be archiac.”
IN NON-EXPANSION NEWS. …
— SI.com looks at the recruiting ratings for the 32 players who could be taken in the first round of the NFL Draft this week. And the conclusion is that maybe the guys who do recruiting ratings don’t get it so wrong, after all — 19 of the top 24 and 22 of the 32 were either four- or five-star recruits out of high school.
— Here’s an update on the legal troubles for Syracuse RB Delone Carter, who at the moment is not allowed to attend school. Syracuse visits UW on Sept. 11.
All for now.

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