Where do the Boilers go? What did they do to deserve this?
Big Ten Expansion: Bargaining Phase
They merged with Indiana. Now IUPUI
What happened to Purdue?
Torn ACL. Out for season.
A Michigan Man does not discuss "Purdue".
i actually like this
original big ten
new big ten
we could have two btns as well
but if we get rid of someone, it shouldn't be purdue
one of the crappy teams in the "too" division.
Man, Purdue got screwed.
I think you mean Purdue was saved.
I see what you did there
Has officially had an emotional breakdown.
I can only imagine what his thanksgiving conversations will be like.
By association with Notre Dame
Purdue: The Pluto of the B1G.
However, if we operating in the same metaphorical solar system that Brian is generating with his sun expanding comparison, then Purdue might not be in such a bad position right now.
Purdue is now a dwarf school thanks to its football skills and irregular orbit of good and then lots of bad years.
OFF WITH YER HEAD PURDUE.
16 teams is whacked. This isn't even a conference anymore. Now, to get to the Rose Bowl you have to win your conference AND win a play in game with another conference.
Defeat the artist formerly known as the Big East
This! If the season remains at twelve games then you must win two conferences and then you will make it to a decent bowl game. For the team that loses in the Big 10 championship game their regular season means little.
Worse yet we may have more situations like last seasons national championship game. How would you like to be an LSU? You beat your rival in the regular season but it earns you nothing because you happened to lose to them in a more "important" game.
But they or Indiana need to go off to the East (or, in Delaney speak The Too division). After all, Nebraska is too west to play in the ,Too.
This will never happen, there is a Big Ten conspiracy against Penn State you know.
Wait, I thought there was a B1G conspiracy against MSU. Wait, that was the officials with the conspiracy. But, those are B1G officials. I'm so confused, arggghhh.
this is about the only thing left to hope for -- something that respects the historical BigTen (with Purdue included, somehow).
20 teams? No way, no how. mgoblog has lost its mind.
Hello, Brian. This is Armstead Cook. He is a freshman linebacker. And because of you he can't play in the Big Ten anymore. Shake his hand, Brian.
So so very good and well done.
Wait a minute... What's a Rutgers?
It's Jersey for "well, at least it's not a SUNY school?"
will merge with MSU to form the cheapest fanbase ever. They still won't be able to fill a home football game unless they are playing Michigan OSU or ND.
All joking aside, assuming they find a reputable head coach, BC wouldn't be a terrible idea. Purdue to the ACC for BC and visitation rights to Danny Hope's mustache.
Whoa.... you just blew my mind.
Louisville will cheapen the brand. It obviously doesn't belong with the 19 other Big Ten schools. It would be a shame too after Purdue "took one for the team" and merged their football team with Indiana - Go Hoosier-Makers!
there is nothing funnier than when one guy makes a joke and another one not only thinks he is serious but has the audacity to cuss at them!!!
ha ha ha, I love the internet.
I believe Penn State just won the lottery. Even with recruiting restrictions, they'll still be in the top 3 of that division every year.
I'm not against Maryland joining, and Rutgers is whatever, but I will secede from the A/C Delco/AIG Big 21 if Louisville is involved.
I just peed myself laughing.
What Brian is not telling you is that the winner of the championship game between those two ten team divisions then has to play Purdue to go to the Rose Bowl. This was Danny Hope's plan all along!
This fucking debacle may require it's own podcast
Who is Purdue?
To support Delany's manifest (MANBALLfest?) destiny, wouldn't we need to add Wyoming, Boise State, and Oregon State?
The B1G from sea to shining sea.
Not sure why we're self limiting. B1G should add Australian National University (ANU). MSU could give them a game in American rules football, but would get jobbed by the refs and lose a heartbreaker. Also, would be easier for Dantonio to recruit internationaly if he is already in Australia.
Strangely I want to punch this 20 team monstrosity in the face a lot less than just the Rutgers+Maryland bolt-on.
We'd play Wisconsin once every 15 years, right?
The goddam plane has crashed into the mountain.
Best possible outcome.
Since we are gettinga little crazy, may I suggest:
THE BIG TEN
Toledo Mud Hens
Manitoba School of Mining
THE BIG TEN, TOO
University of Quebec, School for Women
Ohio State's protected cross divisional matchup against Little Sisters of the Poor