Despite NCAA penalties that will harm Penn State football for many years to come, Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said Monday the league doesn't plan to realign divisions to maintain competitive balance nor will it seek to expand from its current 12 teams.
Also, the head of the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors - Iowa President Sally Mason - said expulsion of Penn State from the league was considered.
"Everything was on the table," she said Monday on a teleconference. "Everything was discussed."
But Mason said no formal motions or movements were made about expulsion.
Penn State was one of four schools identified as a Big Ten cornerstone football program when Nebraska joined the league in 2011 and the Legends and Leaders Divisions were created.
Those four schools were divided - Nebraska and Michigan in the Legends; Penn State and Ohio State in the Leaders - to create what Delany called the best competitive balance.