Despite my concern that Omaha is not a big TV market, Stewart Mandel still thinks Nebraska has enough fans nationally to increase the value of the Big Ten Network. But as Jim Delaney has clarified, expansion is not going to happen in the near future.
Born in Minnesota, I could have sworn the Gophers went to the Final Four in 1997, although your NCAA record book may disagree. I went to graduate school in Illinois where I followed the Illini to Indianapolis, Chicago, and St. Louis on their 2005 Final Four run. I also held season tickets for the Georgetown Hoyas who I cheered to the Final Four in 2007. In the past I have contributed to the Basketball Prospectus Book and Maple Street Press. I currently write for RealGM.com.