Every year I put together a composite B1G schedule to hang on my office wall. I started the 2016 version this morning. In doing so, I came up wiht a couple interesting notes. Next season begins the 9-game in conference schedule. Each team drops a non-confernece game to play another team out of their B1G Division. This allows Michigan to finally play Wisconsin for the first time since (it seems like) the late '70s.
Speaking of Wisconsin, if they don't get off to a faster start next year they could be in a world of hurt. They open with another SEC big boy then, after a couple cupcakes, play back-to-back games in the State of Michigan, followed by OSU and a trip to Iowa CIty.
Michigan's schedule (again) features the big rivals on the road, but we get PSU and Wiscy at home early.
There aren't many key out of conference games, but the key ones are:
Wisconsin vs LSU at Lambeau, Ohio State @Oklahoma, Penn State @Pitt, and Nebraska vs Oregon
I sure don't want this season to end, but on the other hand, I'm ready for the future to see how good we can be.