Big Ten plans statement on possible expansion

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 1:56pm

The Big Ten says it plans to make an announcement regarding the possibility of expanding the 11-team conference.

Big Ten spokesman Scott Chipman said that a 3 p.m. announcement Tuesday regarding what he called "potential expansion" is planned. He declined to elaborate.

Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez last week told the university's board that he thinks the conference is serious about adding a 12th team.