While I was looking for info on the Big Ten TV network and their problems with Comcast, I came across this very provocative and smartly written article by Evan Weiner of The New York Sun which posits Rutgers joining The Big Ten, setting up the reality of two divisions and a very lucrative payout to the conference for a championship game.
Well, that would certainly make all the Hoosiers in NJ happy.
Check it out for yourself at http://www.nysun.com/article/60078 "Big East Must Consider Reorganizing for TV".
The first paragraph hints at the premise:
"Take a good look right now at how the college conferences are currently configured, because chances are pretty good that there will be a shuffling of schools within the next two years for one single reason: The ability to make more money off of college football from cable television. Inviting another school to the conference could mean two six-team divisions and a Big Ten championship game, which would mean more revenue into the conference."