FBO: Powering up in the Big Ten

A change in scheduling could make the conference stronger

Originally Published: August 28, 2009
By Brian Fremeau and Bill Connelly | Football Outsiders

The Big Ten has 11 member teams -- not enough to split divisions and host a championship game and too many for round-robin scheduling. Is it a big deal?

Brian Fremeau

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