If and when the big ten finally does add a 12th team, what the heck is it going to call itself? So ignoring math and hiding a little "11" in the logo was cute once, but they can't really expect to do it again. Not unless we specifically start calling schools 'the little two'.
So, anyone got good ideas? I've seen some not so good ideas knocked around, but nothing catchy yet. I can't think of anything good. The Midwest Conference seems logical but would be confused with the mountain west conference. The Big 12 is of course already taken, and I doubt they could be persuaded to ignore four of their teams and call themselves the big 8 again.
So I'll just toss out some crappy names to get this topic rolling.
The Big Midwest
The Midwest 12
the Great Lakes Athletic Division
the North Central Conference
the Northern Athletic Conference