The big news online these days is a Northwestern fan/message board poster whose alleged inside info from the Big Ten has sent off a fervor of speculation on Big Ten expansion. As I've said repeatedly, I'm not going there any more on Big Ten expansion until a)formal news breaks on the issue or b)credible sources step up with the info after the Big Ten meetings conclude in June (they have meetings going on this week in Chicago, and more meetings as they do every year with the school presidents in June). I'm not saying the post by "Purple Cat" is credible or not - I just wanted to put out there my thoughts on the issue. It's been a wild day of shout outs as my mere mention of season tickets moved the needle a bit. One 2005 anonymous alum scooped up three season tickets. Shout out. Michael...

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