Big 10 Announces Future Sites of Football Title Game, Basketball Tournament

lucas oil stadium

We already knew that the inaugural Big Ten Football Championship Game will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis this December, but today following a meeting of league big wigs, it was announced that the same facility will also host the title game 2012-15. The first of the league’s new premier college football games takes place on December 3rd, 2011.

The Council of Presidents/Chancellors approved this recommendation from university administrators for the cities of Chicago, Hoffman Estates and Indianapolis to rotate as the host sites for the Big Ten Football Championship Games and Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments for a four-year period beginning in 2012.

[Read more…]

Big Ten Championship Game site? Likely Lucas Oil Stadium

lucas oil stadium

Today, the Big Ten Conference announced that Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, home of the Colts, has been chosen as the proposed site for the inaugural Big Ten Football Championship Game, to be played in December of 2011.

The conference office now begins a 30-day period to negotiate a one-year agreement with Indiana Sports Corp and Lucas Oil Stadium to host the game. Once the 2011 agreement is in place, the conference office will utilize the next year to determine location of the Big Ten Football Championship Game in 2012 and beyond.

By Paul M. Banks

[Read more…]

Big 10 Championship Game: Lambeau or Soldier Field?

soldier_field

Now that Nebraska is a part of the Big Ten, the Big 10 is actually a 12 team league, while the Big 12 now truly has ten teams. Which of course makes a ton of sense. Like the 1995-2001 NFC West division in the NFL. It contained the Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons, St Louis Rams and New Orleans Saints. Yes, nothing says “west” like two teams in the Eastern time zone, and two more in the Central.

Anyways, illogical naming aside, having NU in the Big 10 means 12 teams which=championship game. That means boku bucks, and it could start in 2011 or 2012. But where? The home of the Chicago Bears? Green Bay Packers? Indianapolis Colts? Cleveland Browns?

By Paul M. Banks

[Read more…]