Illini Reaction to Conference Realignment


All the statements reacting to Big Ten realignment have been released. And you might have guessed all the soundbites and quotes are of the cheerleading variety; so I figured “might as well have cheerleaders as the lead pictures for the posts.” Here’s the Illini reaction from Champaign-Urbana.

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Big Ten Divisions give little regard to rivalry

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Well, I guess there’s no point in watching the Big Ten Network division announcement show now? The divisions are already leaked:

  • Michigan, Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan State, Northwestern and Minnesota.
  • Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, Purdue, Indiana and Illinois
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Big Ten Divisions to be Announced at 6pm CT Today

The Big Ten Conference will announce football division alignments to begin with the 2011 season tonight at 6 p.m. CT.

An Unorthodox way to Form Big 10 Divisions

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As Conference Commissioner Jim Delany noted at Media Day, BIG changes are on the way in the Big Ten. There will be a conference championship game in 2011, a nine game conference schedule will be here soon, and we’ll need to split into two divisions in order to make that happen. So how will be go about forming these two divisions?

By Paul M. Banks

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