Expansion could happen later rather than sooner. Big Ten commissioner Jim Delaney says the conference in no hurry to expand and will do so when completely ready. The Big Ten has a lot of research to conduct over the next few months to determine, first, if they should expand, and then, who they should invite to be a part of the conference. There are a number of factors that go into each, so don’t expect invites to be extended soon. It sounds like we may be still discussing the possibility of expansion this time next year. And if the Big Ten decides it’s best to not expand, well then, they won’t. Just don’t think they’re near a decision yet. If they are, they’re not telling anyone.One day, invitations will be extended and one day, Notre Dame will probably turn theirs down again. But if...

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