Column: How Geography And Greed Decimated The Pac-12 And Put The Big Ten In The Expansion Driver's Seat

(Editor's note: IlliniGuys co-founder Larry Smith also serves as co-host and executive producer of the IlliniGuys Sports Spectacular syndicated radio show.  He is a 35-year veteran in the broadcast journalism field, more than half that time spent as an anchor, correspondent, and host for CNN Sports and Turner Sports.  He shared his thoughts on this latest wave of expansion on the IlliniGuys premium message forums this weekend.)

August 8, 2023

As we steady ourselves from the tremors beneath our feet from the massive shift in college football we experienced on Friday, two things are clear: the . . .

 

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