Don’t expect Texas to become part of an expanded Big Ten

Texas officials declined to respond today to a published report in a Kansas newspaper that the school has engaged in “preliminary exchanges” with officials from the Big Ten in response to that league’s stated expansion plans.
“We’re not going to comment on speculation and rumors,” said Nick Voinis, the school’s senior associate athletic director for communications.
Nor should they. Especially when the report, published in the Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, is built around a quote from an unnamed person the newspaper identified as “a source with ties to the Big 10.”