Don't forget, kiddies: the Big Ten Conference is an academic community as well as a means of organizing a series of sporting events. Because of this, I'm willing to go on-record as saying that because of their exceptionally poor academic rankings/standards that there is NO WAY Cincinnati, Kentucky or West Virginia will be offered admission to the Big Ten. Mizzou and Nebraska are no prizes, either, though they could be considered... they aren't nearly as bad.
BC, UConn, Rutgers and Syracuse are probably the best choices, but they're pretty pedestrian in terms of their overall sports history (especially football). Notre Dame is the best and most obvious choice, but that isn't happening... sigh.
I love hearing all the Cyclones/Nebby fans talk about big ten expansions. Even though they've spent years bashing the big ten, you know if we offered them the spot, they'd come running! Deep down, the big 12 knows who there daddy is!
I don't think adding MO would neccessarily help Iowa's recruiting that much. We seem to do well down there as it is. And by all accounts MO may say they are interested in the B10-but they are afraid to play Iowa in football. Screw them. Bring in a real school like Texas...that would help Iowa's recruiting in the lone star state, something I think most would agree is infinitely more important to Iowa's recruiting than Missouri.