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Bombs Dropping In College Football, And The Fallout Is Headed For Rutgers

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The college football world has officially gone crazy. The dominoes of Pac-10 and Big Ten expansion into super-conferences have not yet dropped any after-shocks on New York football -- but they certainly will.

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At this point it seems readily apparent, both in the papers and in information I personally have gathered, that the Big Ten has no intention of stopping at 12 teams. And that should make the Irish very uneasy. Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany remains fixated on the New York City DMA, and Rutgers appears to be his best shot at obtaining a foothold there. If the Big Ten were to invite the Scarlet Knights, it's a guarantee they would accept, thus depriving the Big East of one of it's 8 football schools.

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At that point it's anyone's guess whether the Big Ten would go for the Big East's jugular and extend an offer to Syracuse as well. Who am I kidding? Of course they will. If that happens Notre Dame's viability as a football independent goes by the wayside due to the impact the Big East's demise will have on their other sports. Notre Dame's Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick has admitted as much previously. With Notre Dame vulnerable, you have to believe that the Big Ten will do everything it can not only to match the Pac 10's expansion plans, but to secure a prize it has lusted after for twenty years.

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I have no idea where this is all going to lead. I'm not sure anybody does.

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