How will B1G schedule 14 teams?
January, 19, 2013
By Vince Verhei | ESPN.com
College football teams usually schedule 12 or 13 regular-season games. The Big Ten Conference will soon have 14 teams. Clearly, this is a problem. ESPN.com Big Ten blogger Adam Rittenberg says the current plan is to go with an eight-game conference slate with two seven-team divisions, with every team playing one game per year against their division opponents, one game each year against a "traditional" rival in the other division, and the final game against a rotation of the other six conference members. The flaw in this plan is that some long-time Big Ten rivals may not see each other more often than once every six years. Rittenberg says this plan is written in pencil, not ink, and there could be drastic changes down the road:
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