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The East would feature Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers, while the West would feature Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin.
The Big Ten will realign its divisions in 2014 with the additions of Rutgers and Maryland, according to a report from ESPN.com
So Nebraska left the B12 because it was centered too heavily around the South to join a conference that put them in a scrub division while all the middle of the pack programs are in the East.
Our quarterback does front flips, suck it.
Lmao @ big ten championship game, pointless now
Why? 3 of the 4 participants Big Ten champship game participants come from the west, and all of the big ten championship game champions are still in the west. I think this was a ploy to try and get Ohio State in more championship games. I think they like their chances better 1 on 1 vs Wisconsin rather than having to fight with them throughout the season
Well I like it sounds so much better then Leaders and Legends.
..... You overstate your importance to us
I dream of a day when chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned.
Dude. The East will be a dogfight every year. If anything, this breakdown helps Nebraska and Wisconsin, not anyone in the East.
Agreed, and I think the fact that it "helps" us get into the title game actually hurts NU and Wiscy in the long-run.
There are 0 nationally relevant division games in the west. NU v Wicy is the only one that might draw the attention of some recruits, but if PSU v tOSU, LSU v Bama, UT v OU, or USC v Oregon are being played on the same day, who really cares about NU v Wisc? Try selling that division schedule to recruits, when they could just as easily go play in the east.
It separates the good recruiting states in favor of the eastern teams. Why would an Ohio/PA/NJ recruit go to Iowa when they could go to MSU or Rutgers and play closer to home more often, and play a better schedule.
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No, the INS isn't chasing him; Taylor Martinez just runs like that. . . .
See now we have a spot saved for ya'll in the West...so when you come over you can ease into this Conference....
Sparty is screwed.
Going to be fun in the East that's for sure.
Playing Neb every year will be good. I am disappointed in losing tOSU game every year. That had become one of my favorite games.
Well considering history... That would not be the case.
Not sure how I feel about this as a Maryland fan.
On one hand the competition is going to be stiff. Fun, but stiff.
On another hand we get actual blue bloods coming to college park every couple years instead of Clemson or freaking FSU.
Yeah, I'm 19.
Speaking of Blue Bloods. They should name this Blue Bloods and Co. vs. Blue Blood and Middle of the Pack...
Edit: Sorry Braska...
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this sucks. I was really liked the idea of playing the tough Big Ten teams, but now we are in the shit division again at least we have Wisconsin to battle with every year.
Are they going to keep the cross division rival thing? I doubt it since the only reason for that was keeping OSU-Mich intact.
Lol.. Wisky belongs in the scrub division
They are not. Only Purdue/Indy will have a protected x-over game.
I wouldn't be too bummed, I'm sure they will schedule it so that you face at least 1 of Mich/OSU/PSU each year.
They have an elevated form of self importance, Neb belongs with us and this truly is unfortunate, Wisky.... PIIYB
IU has got this.
mkillian247 on twitter..... I say a lot of stuff you wont care about.
Nebraska v. any of the East powers will be a nationally relevant matchup, so I have to imagine you guys will play at least one of UM/OSU/PSU every year, if not more than one, given that we're going to a 9-game B1G schedule.
This is how I see it, and I have no dog in the fight. West seems to be the easier path.
If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.
Currently I agree. It all depends if Iowa gets back to being good and if northwestern stays good. If that happens it will be tougher. On the east side, if Michigan gets back and stays back to being Michigan and PSU doesn't disappear during and after the sanctions, the other side is probably tougher. MSU is a crap shoot and no one knows what Maryland and Rutgers will do
Do you think NU getting the shaft in the Big XII helped with their decline or did hiring bad coaches cause it more? Or both?
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