Big Ten Statement on Expansion
Dec. 5, 2010
The Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors (COP/C) held its winter meetings today in Park Ridge, Illinois. The following statement is issued by the Big Ten office on behalf of the COP/C.
During today's meeting it was decided that it was appropriate to focus completely on conference affairs at this time. "We have been thoroughly engaged in the process since last December," said COP/C Chair and Indiana University President Michael McRobbie. "Following detailed discussions at today's meeting, my colleagues and I can report that we believe that this process has reached its natural conclusion. We are pleased with the addition of Nebraska and look forward to working with our colleagues there in the years ahead."
Although the conference will continue to monitor the intercollegiate landscape, it will not be actively engaged in conference expansion for the foreseeable future and does not expect to be proactively seeking new members.