STATE COLLEGE, CENTRE COUNTY- News of Nebraska deciding to join the Big Ten got around fast.
Fred Shaffmaster, a Penn State fan said," "I think its expanding and in the long term it will be a good thing, I think you know the competitions there, wherever there's competition it can't be bad."
Nebraska will be the 12th member of the conference. The first expansion by Big Ten since Penn State joined in 1990.
Michigan fan Bill Chase said, "I'm actually pretty neutral I like the conference the way it is, even though it's lopsided with eleven teams." Even though Nebraska has won several championships, one Penn State fan said, "Penn State will always be number one regardless of who joins the Big Ten," Christopher Bonnaig said. Nebraska will begin playing in the Big Ten July 2011.