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The Big Ten might put more emphasis on geography when shuffling divisions after eastern schools Maryland and Rutgers join the Midwest-centric league by 2014. Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner said officials within the league have had several discussions over the phone about potential divisional alignments. ''I have a feeling it will be more geography-based,'' Joyner said. ''There seems to be a lot of sentiment for that.'' It would be especially helpful, Joyner said, to ease travel issues and funding for travel, especially for Olympic sports. Joyner made the comments in a videotaped interview with an athletics assistant communications director posted Tuesday on the department's website. Athletic directors have already met a couple times to discuss topics related to the additions of Maryland and Rutgers, and will probably meet four or five more times before finalizing recommendations to the Council of Presidents/Chancellors for review in June, Big Ten spokesman Scott Chipm...
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