Just thinking out loud here but I wonder if the Big Ten is looking around at the expansion taking place and wondering if they should not target the two "prizes" still left out there in UConn and Rutgers. Adding those two schools would provide access of the BTN to NYC and those two respective universities are also pretty damn solid academically.
Adding those two would only mean a slight alteration of the Legends and Leaders divisions; Illinois would slide over to the Legends while UConn and Rutgers would be added to the Leaders. Nothing complicated at all.
Wonder if Delaney is thinking of that at all.