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Andy Lyons

The Big Ten is doing everything it can to expand its footprint -- or whatever they're calling it -- but the heart of the conference remains in the Midwest. So today the Big Ten announced that the football title game isn't leaving Indianapolis anytime soon, and Linking Laconically is quite pleased with that.

Having been fortunate enough attend both B1G Championships involving MSU and a couple Big Ten Tournaments, I can say that Indy knows how to host a sporting event and make it feel like the biggest thing in town, partly because that's typically the case. Where a city like Chicago is huge and has an endless supply of things happening, Indy wholly embraces the football title game and basketball tournaments, making it feel like the huge occasion it should be for all the fans.

That's not to say I don't think the title game won't or shouldn't go elsewhere for a year or two in the future, but it's hard to go wrong with Indianapolis, if you ask me.

Big Ten football title game staying in Indy through 2012 | Indy Star | indystar.com

Wonder where that 2018 basketball tourney will be held...

Big Ten eyeing Madison Square Garden for 2018 hoops tourney | Chicago Tribune | chicagotribune.com

Oh.

Michigan State's athletic revenue up to $97 million, seventh in Big Ten | MLive | mlive.com

Ranking behind Minnesota was surprising.

Michigan State incoming freshman DT Enoch Smith Jr. Has undeniable hunger to play | MLive | mlive.com

So much defensive line depth, and it just keeps reloading.

Michigan State offers four after football camp | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Anyone else noticing the offer lists for MSU recruits are getting more and more impressive?

Sharp-shooter Bader hoping to fulfill his NBA dream | nba.com

Not a Spartan, but Izzo loved him and I enjoyed following his career.

Flip Saunders will coach Timberwolves after almost(?) landing Tom Izzo | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

The Star-Tribune can't be wrong again, right?