It seems like everytime I turn on BTN it's always about the Hawkeyes now.
Big Ten Division/7pm Program Open Thread
Concede lists it as the Bill Lynch Show.
Everyone cover your nuts; the hits are going to come fast and hard.
That blue button below people's posts says "reply." Please use it.
If they do mention alignments in terms of sports other than football, someone please drop me a comment. No BTN here. Rumors are basketball will stay division-less, which one would hope based off the group of death. But other Olympic sports would be great to know about if they mention it.
MSU never loses division?
Divsions are football only.
He did mention that they would look into pods for Olympic sports, perhaps allowing them to expand their conference schedules further.
I'm stuck at work with no access to BTN.
I believe it's supposed to stream on their website.
I'm not streaming shit.
How are your Tractors shaping up this year?
But it was at the defending champs house.
I'm not in state anymore so I'm not trying to be a dick.
Besides, I wasn't playing. 35-0. I think I was obsessed on MGoBlog concerning M-OSU, so I wasn't there, but it sounded like Catholic Central is ready for another run. (I hope...or we really suck). Now I could talk about why the Catholic schools and public schools have the same playoff...but that's just whining this week.
BTN scroll says program running an hour and a half. Also next year's schedule to be announced.
but I really do think we can beat Iowa this year. Our offense destroyed their defense in the first half of the 09 game and in reality we should of never lost that game. I think we have a great chance to upset them in the Big House!
That they have a bye week before us didn't thrill me.
Playing each of their division teams, one permanent crossover.
When does the Pac 10 announce how they are gonna split it up?
I don't think this will be finalized for a while, but the consensus seems to be that it'll be a north/south split:
The other main option would be pretending that the Bay Area is north of Boulder and Salt Lake City.
The primary issue is that nobody wants to give up playing in SoCal every year because of recruiting.
Are they really going to call them Division X and Division O?
MSU gets stuck with Indiana. Good for easy...but kinda embarrassing.
The GAME is the last game of the season!
Mich-OSU final game of the season! I'll take it.
Up for grabs after 2 years.
But if it does, I'll have my T-Shirt ready.
If they ever deliver it....listening MGoStore? Helps to get the protest shirt before the protest is over...
What is up for grabs? (I missed the opening part due to the stream lagging)
NM, they got the stream up!
39-36 game?! Jesus sir, you are our commissioner?
As commissioner he is allowed to rescind field goals.
If you love it or hate it, they all "agreed".
OK, let's get to the schedules.
Though I'm not happy that we've been split up from OSU, I think we are big winners on the "path to the championship game" front. We miss both teams with a strong natural recruiting base (OSU and PSU), get Iowa instead of Wisconsin (easier to recruit to Madison than Iowa City I think), and get Northwestern instead of Illinois or Purdue (the two bottom-half programs that I think have high-celing potential/history). Our two closest competitors for the division title are in the middle of nowhere and I don't see any real threat at the bottom of the division.
I think the rest of the league is going to get sick of seeing Michigan in the championship game really fast.
Divisions football only. Sounds like they'll figure other stuff out on a sport by sport basis.
Home vs Neb and Osu in 2011.
Finish the 2011 season with two home games, nebraska then osu...glad they're both home
"Well, you know Illinois and Minnesota play each other in the final week as well, so the potential exists for that to be a championship game rematch as well."
Can't believe he got that one out with a straight face.
Edit: That was the announcer/host guy, not Delany, sorry.
Hell yea outdoor championship game!
Question is will Nebraska play Michigan in their first game against us at Memorial or the Big House?
Big House. See schedule on main page.
Big House, second to last game 2011
Man, back to back at the end next season will be tough, but at least no PSU. Throw an ND night game in, and that's a hot season ticket.
If (when) the BigTen expands again, I wonder if they will redo the divisions again?
"I got a lot of advice from a lot of people"
Translation: "Motherf*ckers threatened to firebomb my house."
Oh, he did get my letter. I was worried it wouldn't get there in time.
Composite Big Ten Schedule for 2011 and 2012.
They didn't do Nebraska any favors. Their cross-over games are OSU, PSU, UW, and they finish @Penn State, @Michigan, Iowa.
If they are our main competition, we got a big break for their first 2 years in the conference (PSU/UW/OSU vs. PU/Ill./OSU)
Welcome to the conference
Man, did Iowa and MSU get screwed cool wise, but a break easy wise. And Barry didn't get his Neb game.
Welcome to the Big Ten, Nebraska. We'll give you Ohio State for your first Big Ten home game, but then it's @ Happy Valley and @ Ann Arbor two weeks in a row at the end of the season. Iowa is your last game at home. A brutal stretch.
Michigan has a stretch that's almost as bad at the end of the 2011 schedule: Nebraska, Ohio State at home, then the first Championship for the Joe Paterno memorial trophy. ;)
And at first glance, it appears that they managed to keep the schedule consistent for us in regards to home/away in even and odd years. OSU is still home in odd years, MSU home in even years, and there aren't any games that will be home or away in both 2010 and '11.
With (now) 3 losses to all the powers. Then, welcome.
...that I kinda like OSU's AD?
She's working with Mike Hall. Still hot. Still no business working in professional journalism.
Jesus, Tom Osborne looks like Emperor Palpatine. And doesn't it seem like Jim Delaney (Darth Vader) just chucked he and his football team down some kind of bottomless shaft with that brutal schedule next year.
On the Big Ten preshow Saturday...?
So Michigan is more challenged because they have MSU in-state and ND OOC. As opposed to before the divisions, when Michigan had....