Big Ten makes it official: East/West Divisions & 9 gm schedule

Big Ten makes it official: East/West Divisions & 9 gm schedule

Submitted by Leaders And Best on April 28th, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Big Ten just put out the press release:

http://www.bigten.org/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/042813aaa.html

Big Ten East Division: Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers.

Big Ten West Division: Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin.

9 game conference schedule beginning in 2016.

Protected cross-division games eliminated with the exception of Indiana-Purdue.

East Division will have 5 home conference games in even years, meaning Michigan will have Ohio State at home in our 4 game home conference slate in odd years.

Big Ten presidents to vote Sunday on new divisions and 9 game schedule

Big Ten presidents to vote Sunday on new divisions and 9 game schedule

Submitted by Leaders And Best on April 25th, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Big Ten Presidents are voting this Sunday on proposed divisions, division names, and 9 game schedule for 2014. It also sounds like one school is thinking about trying  to ask for a change because they were unhappy with the new divisions--Rittenberg surmised that this school was Michigan State. Where's the threat?

From ESPN's Big Ten Blog:

http://espn.go.com/blog/bigten/post/_/id/75574/b1g-presidents-to-vote-sunday-on-divisions

Can we please not post any more rumors here?

Can we please not post any more rumors here?

Submitted by zxcvbn on September 1st, 2010 at 5:28 PM

At least until 7:00, when everything comes out? Look, everyone's trying to get their 15 seconds of fame by posting/ tweeting supposed certainties. They want to be the first to break the news, and who really knows what their sources are? Can we just chill out for like and hour and a half, and when they announce it and we know some things for sure, we can come back and yell and scream. 

I'm sick of hearing contradictory stories from supposedly credible sources. 

In other news, I'd love it if we didn't post our dream divisions anymore, either. The divisions are decided already, let's just wait and see. Thank you for your cooperation.

Tune In Alert - BTN Tomorrow(9-1) 7pm

Tune In Alert - BTN Tomorrow(9-1) 7pm

Submitted by Wolverine96 on August 31st, 2010 at 12:17 PM

There is a live broadcast tomorrow on the Big Ten Network tomorrow (Sept. 1) at 7pm EST.  Based on the specualtion from the Hawkeyes Board, it will be the long awaited announcement of the football divisions.  From Frank The Tank's Twitter feed...

Speculation that Big Ten divisions will be announced tomorrow on BTN at 6 pm CT (see Jon Miller's comments): http://bit.ly/aBjqa2

Here is the direct link to the Big Ten Network's schedule. http://www.bigtennetwork.com/subindex/programming

Would having Penn State in the division make anyone feel better?

Would having Penn State in the division make anyone feel better?

Submitted by Rasmus on August 26th, 2010 at 1:38 PM

Honestly, this never even occurred to me, but it seems like a possibility. MVictors put the idea into my head, and now I can't get it out.

At least it splits up OSU and PSU. We already know that Iowa and Wisconsin are split, so the only question is whether Iowa should be in Nebraska's division, or not. I'll guess they will be:

  • Michigan, PSU, MSU, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Northwestern
  • OSU, Nebraska, Iowa, Purdue, Indiana, Illinois

For what it's worth, I could live with this if M versus OSU must absolutely be broken up for some reason I can't see.

Alvarez: Wisconsin and Iowa to be in separate divisions

Alvarez: Wisconsin and Iowa to be in separate divisions

Submitted by cltjr on August 25th, 2010 at 11:06 PM

Just saw this linked on the twitters-

University of Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez confirmed Wednesday that when a two-division format for football is unveiled by league officials next month, UW and Iowa will be separated.

 

http://host.madison.com/sports/college/football/article_dd73bde0-b0a6-1…

Even Rivals thinks it's a bad idea

Even Rivals thinks it's a bad idea

Submitted by sman13 on August 23rd, 2010 at 9:43 PM

Rivals has picked up on what the MGoCommunity has been screaming. Splitting up OSU and UM in different divisions of the new Big Ten will weaken the rivalry, ruin the tradition, and ultimately just has to do with money:

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news;_ylt=AsYYAvF3BOrfLiDF05HulIg…

I hope David Brandon sees this article (along with the plethora of posts of of mgoblog users) and rethinks his alleged decision.