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
As you may have noticed, there isn’t really any regard at all to traditional rivalries. Luckily, there are guaranteed cross-division matchups: PU-Iowa, Ill-NW, IU-MSU, OSU-Mich, PSU-Neb, and Wis-Minn. So some bloodfeuds will remain.
Also the first thought I had when looking at this realignment plan was “damn, Michigan State is going to OWN THAT DIVISION IN BASKETBALL! Seriously, it’s a pretty lopsided alignment when it comes to Hoops.
I mean they are keeping this for basketball right? I know it won’t matter as much, except maybe come conference tournament time. Look at Penn State, they have NO SHOT of ever reaching the conference tournament title game now. And they won’t win too many intradivision games.
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