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If Big Ten Asks, Rutgers Will Come

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Rutgers is expecting to formally accept an invitation to join the Big Ten conference today and will announce the decision as soon as Tuesday, ending an association with the Big East that began in 1991, The Star-Ledger has confirmed, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

 

That person asked to remain anonymous because a formal invitation has not been extended from the Big Ten.

When the invitation comes, Tim Pernetti, Rutgers' athletic director, has the power to accept without waiting for authorization from the school's board of governors.

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