If true, which I doubt, The B10 would be set at 14, no need to get bigger(although Mizz and UMD could bring more market bucks). IMO, ND would be a consistant mid-pack finisher at both FB and BB in this conference. Their nationwide fanbase will still turn out big and tune into the TV, no matter what, which is the object of inclusion for the B10. The statement about the NYC audience is probably true, especially compared to RU. Texas, IMO, would be a top eschelon program, year in and year out. No matter how much the fanbase and politicians complain about this move(culturally/regionally), it would be the ultimate win-win-win for UT(financially/academically/competitively). The linchpin would be UT keeping their Longhorn Net and reeping ridiculous revenues for years to come. This 14 school allignment would probably bode well for the BE and ACC, too. All 5 BCS conferences could wind up at 12(ACC/BE) or 14(PAC/B10/SEC) w/o significant raiding, excluding the soon to be extinct B12. Like everything else with re-allignment right now, stay tuned, it's bound to change or never materialize.