Mike Lantry, 1972
BREAKING: Pac-12 and Big Ten enter scheduling agreement. All 12 teams playing an inter-league football game starting 2017.
More information sure to be forthcoming but this has been picked up by a lot of people and could very well be the big news expected today.
Personally I think this is a great move for both conferences to get some high-profile home/away games going in a B1G-ACC Challenge type format.
Edit: Link for more info. Big items:
- Cross-Promoting each other's stuff on the conference tv networks
- Football not the only sport to be involved
- May keep B1G at 8-game conference schedule, per Delany
Of Michigan interest:
Adam Breneman up to #32
Logan Tuley-Tillman from unranked to #38
Shane Morris stayed at #12
Dymonte Thomas moved down a spot to #36
Laquon Treadwell checks in at #68
Scroll down on the link to find team-by-team schedules. I post this mainly to point out how much A&M and Missouri are going to dillute the SEC brand. For example, Florida's schedule:
Sept. 8: at Texas A&M
Sept. 15: at Tennessee
Sept. 22: KENTUCKY
Oct. 6: LSU
Oct. 13: at Vanderbilt
Oct. 20: SOUTH CAROLINA
Oct. 27: vs. Georgia (Jacksonville)
Nov. 3: MISSOURI
There are probably three teams on that schedule that will finish with eight wins and five doormat to meh level teams. I really hope the Big 10 doesn't make the same mistake and add a couple of teams that don't enhance its brand just for the sake of addition.
Congrats to James Ross, who was named to the Rivals High 2011 All-America Team as an OLB, in a free article today.
They state "Ross led his team to a state title win in Michigan - and did so with impressive states, including 151 tackles, 13.5 tackles for a loss and four sacks. Ross reminds us of Jon Beason of the Caroline Panthers and may move inside at Michigan. He and Kirby [the ILB selection] could have swapped roster spots based on their projections"
Good for him. Also, I love the hat.