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Big Ten officials mum on expansion

PARK RIDGE, ILLINOIS (AP) -- The Big Ten did not take formal action during a meeting Sunday about conference expansion, although officials say their timeline may change after the Pac-10 revealed plans for their own expansion.

The 11 school presidents and chancellors along with Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick met for about 4 1/2 hours, and Big Ten commissioner Jim Delaney said the majority of time was spent on expansion dialogue.

Michigan State President Lou Anna K. Simon emphasized that academics would play a large role in determining what schools would be a good fit to join the Big Ten -- not just athletics.

The Big Ten has been examining possible conference expansion since December.

Online reporter Mark Woodley

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