IU luminaries on adding expansion

Indiana just sent a release with reaction quotes from Fred Glass and the coaches of the big three sports (football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball). They follow.

“We are excited to welcome the University of Nebraska to the Big Ten Conference.  They are a perfect fit to what we believe is a group of institutions committed to combining the best that academia and athletic competition have to offer. We look forward to building on this new relationship.”
Fred Glass
Director of Athletics

“Nebraska is a first-class institution that for years has competed at the highest level in intercollegiate athletics and have a loyal fan base with obvious great support.  I have followed their programs for many years with great admiration.  We welcome them to the Big Ten Conference.”
Tom Crean
Men’s Basketball Coach

“We are excited about Nebraska joining the Big Ten. We think it’s arguably the best conference in the country and adding a powerhouse like Nebraska who’s great in all sports, particularly football and women’s basketball, it just adds to the Big Ten. We welcome a great program like Nebraska to the Big Ten Conference.”
Felisha Legette-Jack
Women’s Basketball Coach

“Nebraska is one of the outstanding institutions in the country,” Lynch said. “It is a great fit for the Big Ten both geographically and competitively. Nebraska’s football program is one of the truly elite in the country. It is a model program many of us have studied over the years and it will be a great addition to the Big Ten Conference.”
Bill Lynch
Football Coach

2 comments

  1. Save those remarks an get ready to change the name from Nebraska to ___. This expansion is NOT over yet!

  2. When IU plays Nebraska in football what will they be playing for? The Big Red Bucket? The Not So Old Corn Cob? The Relatively New Corn Stalk?

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