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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 a school sports information staffers posted Tuesday on the athletic department's website.
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