So Is Georgia Tech Next?

Not long after the Big Ten added Rutgers and Maryland reports have surfaced that Georgia Tech will be the conference's 15th school.

You may have noticed that the title for the GameThread against Georgia Tech on Wednesday night was "Is This A Conference Game Yet?" Well, it was only a half-joke. I'd been hearing rumors that Georgia Tech was one of the schools on Jim Delany's list -- right below eggs and above milk -- for further expansion.

And now there are more of those rumors.

Of course, it's important to point out that Tim Matty also posted this tweet not too long afterward.

So is Georgia Tech coming to the Big Ten? I have no idea. That's the problem with conference realignment right now, there really is no rumor that you can outright dismiss. Whereas six months ago the idea of Georgia Tech in the Big Ten would have been ludicrous, today it's "well it is in Atlanta."

And since conference realignment is just another phrase for reckless speculation, let's recklessly speculate. If the Big Ten does end up adding Georgia Tech my guess would be that Boston College would be the 16th team the conference would look to add.

That way Jim Delany can claim Chicago, Washington DC, New York, Atlanta and Boston as part of his B1G Kingdom for the Big Ten Network and also for the Big Ten's next television negotiation. Those are five markets that will command quite a pretty penny from ESPN, Fox or whoever wants it.

UPDATE OF UPDATE PROPORTIONS

Georgia Tech AD Paul Griffin to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

"I'm not aware of any communications between university leadership and the Big Ten or any other conference."

I can only assume this means an announcement is IMMINENT.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Champaign Room

You must be a member of The Champaign Room to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Champaign Room. You should read them.

Join The Champaign Room

You must be a member of The Champaign Room to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Champaign Room. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker