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He fails to make a case why MSU must go west. Dumb. Alvarez in an article the other day said MSU was politicking to go west. More dumb.
I could live with this. I agree that the Wisconsin game could grow in its stakes and intensity--which would be a good thing. The schools have a nice football/basketball rivalry.
What is your alternative? Keeping MSU in the East along with O$U and SCum = rarely seeing the B1G title game.
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At least that is where the action is at. According to the board the days of the blg 2 and little 9 are over.
I want to go West. I want to play Wisconsin every year. I don't want to play OSU every year.
I'd prefer west as well. The question then becomes what happens when we add two more teams? You know they will come from the East and South, which sucks! I would have much rather seen the B1G be a solid midwest fixture. Missouri and Kansas would have been nice additions. Maybe the commish will try to grab those two next since I really don't seen VA, NC or GATech wanting to be part of the B1G.
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I don't have a problem with this. And with a 10 game conference schedule, any imbalances of the divisions is lessened.
As far as the nonconference games, just schedule MAC/Sun Belt teams - they'll still need the checks the B14 can provide.
I agree with his conclusion, but I kept waiting for his reasoning. That must have been cut by the editor.
Wojo is just walking the UM line of not wanting to play Urban Meyer and OSU twice.
They spent all this time getting fair conference divisions, just add Maryland to one side and Rutgers to the next and call it a day.
MSU wants to be in the west, but also wants NW in the west for the Chicago connections.
Being in the west keeps us playing traditional rivals, and gives us a more manageable path to the title game. Anyone against it is the dumb one. We'd be playing um every year anyway, so what "action" are we missing out on? Playing o$u? I don't know if you've noticed, but they generally beat us. Plus, the MSU-wusconsin rivalry should be pumped.
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In his opinion piece, Wojo states: "In my scenario, the Spartans would continue to play the Wolverines in a protected rivalry game early, and could meet again later in a championship showdown".
That is sufficient for me. Beat UM in a championship game. Would it get any better than that??
In that division lineup, the only rivalry worth keeping is the MSU/UM game. I don't think the Big Ten should keep protected crossovers for a single game while everyone else is stuck with IU/MSU and Iowa/Purdue type games.
I would much rather us play in the west. My only reason for being in the east would be that we would probably play at Rutgers and Maryland every other year. This would most likely help recruiting the east coast.
And that would be two wins in most seasons.
They will just for the sake of having more big games. OSU vs Neb, PSU vs Wisc, MSU vs UM every year instead of every 2-3 on average.
I'm with you. Wojo's divisions make sense.
I want to play Wisky every year and F tO$U and Ped State.
There's a time and a place for everything and it's called college.
This is actually the best alignment for MSU. We can still have the cross division game. Going into the east will be hard for msu to win the division
Coupled with the losses we'd amass vs. um/o$u/PedSU. If you think PSU is going to be down long-term, you're very short-sighted.
Like others, I MUCH prefer the West. Manageable path to the BTCG, but also some good match ups. The East under that scenario would have UM, OSU, PSU, but then the bottom feeders. It seems like a division where you'll have a couple great games, however a bunch of lopsided games. Meanwhile, the West has real good balance with Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, NU (Minny and Illinois can get better too). You'll have entertaining games and MSU can take the division, but will have to play great ball for the entire season, which the way it should be. Also, the chance to play UM in the BTCG is appealing.
This post was edited by Three_Putt_Par 14 months ago
Switch Indiana with Illinois and Id be fine with that
Easy on the guarenteed wins, we didn't win a Big Ten home game this year.
I like it. Our division looks more like the real "Big Ten". It's all midwest + Nebraska.
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Makes sense to me.
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