Sports commentary: Strange math

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Adding teams to college conferences hasn't helped their schedules.

By Mike Forster

  There's been a lot of shifting across the college sports landscape.

Specifically, we're seeing a coalescing of teams around some "mega conferences."  As a result, the Big Ten now has 12 teams, just like the Pac-12 and the Southeastern Conference.  The ACC will soon number 14 members.

For now.

There has been talk of inflating these leagues, up to as many as 16 members.

I've been over this before.  What I've not asked, however, is what should have been asked from the get go:  Why?

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