Todd from Atlantic Highlands, N.J., writes: Adam,Does the Big Ten East (Penn St., Ohio St, et al) gain a recruiting advantage over the West (Mich, Mich St, Nebraska) with the addition of Rutgers and Maryland, knowing Maryland and Rutgers is in a recruiting hotbed and the decline in population (and talent?) in the Midwest?
Adam Rittenberg: Good question, Todd, and you could be onto something. Rutgers and Maryland certainly can sell playing Big Ten games to potential recruits in their areas, and having multiple league games in the region is a plus for them.
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