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East: RU PSU Maryland OSU UM MSU IU
West: PU Northwestern IL UW MN Iowa Neb
protected rival: wisco
"Put your mother in a straight-jacket you punk ass white boy." ~ Mike Tyson
Agree WBill. Just think that's how it will play out. In addition to MSU getting hosed with scheduling just as schedule lightens up next 2-4 years. It ain't easy being green.
Why not just tell WalMart and OSU to go away and start their own conference?
First of all, I think adding Maryland and Rutgers is a horrible idea. Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Missouri, Kansas would all be better fits. Big Ten waited too long and has likely screwed the pooch. That said:
This post was edited by nielse16 20 months ago
I just want it to be easy to remember. I like the system we have now with "The M's, the N's, and Iowa."
The Northwest would be brutal compared to the South East. South East would just be dominated by Ohio State, especially when Penn State truly falls off.
"I think the world is run by C students"
Saw this in an article from Penn Live
Lakes: Penn State, Rutgers, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Minnesota.
Plains: Maryland, Ohio State, Indiana, Purdue, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska.
Like it. Stay away from OSU, keep Chicago market with NW, and keep IU as patsy protected rival.
Saw this earlier, not a fan of this alignment.
from a MSU standpoint or in general?
The lakes division is wayyy tougher than the plains.
Kansas is fucking worthless, Pittsburgh is worthless, Mizzou is worthless, and Syracuse doesn't fit within the academic framework. Maryland makes a lot of sense and Rutgers makes sense because of NYC. Read the link in the other thread regarding the $$. Adding Maryland and Rutgers will increase BTN revenue per team to almost 32 million (up from 27) and adding Kansas, Pittsburgh, or Mizzou would have decreased it while Syracuse would have kept it about the same.
Maryland has a lot of potential with a young Kevin Plank pulling the purse strings. He's 100% behind moving to the B1G. I think Maryland joins MSU and Wisconsin as the up and comers in the conference to give the B1G 6 power teams. Though adding Maryland to the B1G might drop Penn State really far.
Eh, not really. Penn State will be on the level of Indiana in 2 years. Michigan/MSU/Wisconsin v. OSU/Nebraska. Plains would have by far the best program in Ohio State. I would say lakes is moderately tougher than the plains.
Agree. I think Plains/Lakes is rather even (assuming a slight downturn for PSU). Regardless, much more even than a true East/West which is my concern from a MSU perspective.
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Yes, east/west would be terrible. Do not want UM, Nebraska, and Wisconsin in our division.
In looking at my joke alignment above based on rodents and humans, that actually looks pretty balanced.
Actually think MSU/UM would be in East with OSU, PSU, RU, Maryland and one of the Indy teams. No bueno.
But you have Ohio State with Indiana, Purdue, Illinois, Iowa, and Maryland, that's hardly any competition. If you assume Mich, MSU, and Wisconsin are the 3 top programs of the Lakes division, Northwestern and possibly Minnesota and Rutgers are actually decent competition.
The Big 10 screwed the pooch? There were only two schools better than Nebraska when the first round of expansion took place. Notre Dame and Texas. ND is a bunch of pussies and won't join the Big 10. Texas would have been awesome but it was a pipe dream. Maybe you could argue that Texas A&M is better than Nebraska, but they weren't going anywhere other than the SEC.
Pitt, 'Cuse, Mizzou and Kansas don't offer anything better than Maryland and Rutgers. Mizzou was begging to join the Big 10 when Delany first mentioned the idea of expansion. I'm not a huge fan of adding teams, but if they're going to go ahead and do it, Maryland and RU are the better choices.
This post was edited by TX Sparty 20 months ago
Division 1: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, MSU, Minnesota
Division 2: Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers, Wisconsin
Get off my lawn.
Not in a zilly years will that happen.
The Alphabetical order divisions!
Division 1: Maryland, Penn State, Michigan State, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska
Division 2: Rutgers, Ohio State, Michigan, Purdue, Northwestern, Minnesota, Iowa
Just go East/West
East - Maryland, Michigan, MSU, OSU, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers,
West - Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Wisconsin
The combined records for the two divisions so far this year(In conference play) are East:22-23(Winning percentage of 48.9%) and West: 20-29(40.8%)
Wisconsin won't be going 4-3 every year, and Minnesota/Indiana are showing signs of improvement. PSU will also suffer over time due to their sanctions, and Maryland is horrible.
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