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New Big Ten teams rearrange divisions

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05:01 PM ET 11.19 | Maryland and Rutgers will join the Leaders division, while Illinois is heading west to the Legends. Those are the only reported changes. Don't ask us to recite all the other teams in each division -- Maryland and Rutgers are now with Ohio State and Penn State, while Illinois is with Nebraska and Michigan.

Brett McMurphy

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November 19, 2012  05:05 PM ET

ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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November 19, 2012  06:53 PM ET

Noooooooooo! Maryland has to go to the Legends. "Why", you ask? Because all the schools that start with M or N and Iowa are in the Legends. That's why.

November 19, 2012  06:55 PM ET
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ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

As opposed to the excitement generated by the SEC when they put Missouri in the East Division?

November 19, 2012  07:14 PM ET

According to Delaney, the AD's will collectively decide the division placements.

November 19, 2012  07:23 PM ET

Any word on if they are going to change those ridiculous division names?

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November 19, 2012  07:31 PM ET
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And seriously. Now that you have 14 teams Big Ten, time to rename yourself.

Just as soon as you guys reclassify your self as "sort of independent". The Big Ten is a brand name with coast to coast recognition. We won't be dropping it.

November 19, 2012  09:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

...Now that you have 14 teams Big Ten, time to rename yourself.

How about the LEGENDary big 14 LEADERS...

November 19, 2012  09:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

How about the LEGENDary big 14 LEADERS...

Insert own joke here>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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November 19, 2012  10:03 PM ET

Please take Pitt and Syracuse as well.

November 19, 2012  11:53 PM ET
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I think the division names are big enough jokes on their own. (Sorry DS but it's true! Leaders/Legends is just plain bad...)

I don't care for the divisional names. Not sure about a geographic split, though. At least we're trying to find balance within the conference. That only becomes more difficult the larger the footprint.

November 20, 2012  12:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

What a joke. Delaney continues to pad the division for Ohio State... On one side you have Nebraska, Michigan, Michigan State, all teams capable of winning the division, add in a plucky Iowa and Northwestern. The other? It's tOSU, Wisconsin and that's it. You wanna tell me PSU is going to be a factor at all in the next half decade? Hilarious. Purdon't? Indiana? Rutgers? Maryland? Yuck. The winner of Wisky and tOSU goes to the title game. Big 2, little 5.And seriously. Now that you have 14 teams Big Ten, time to rename yourself.

Piratey, as a Domer you put yourself above conference play, so your comments are of no value. It is true, putting Maryland in the Leaders division should add an extra "W" for OSU. We still have to get past the Legends champion and we do play them as well. The past two years we've played MSU, Nebraska and always play UM... so what is your beef?

November 20, 2012  08:15 AM ET
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Just as soon as you guys reclassify your self as "sort of independent". The Big Ten is a brand name with coast to coast recognition. We won't be dropping it.

Notre Dame=sort of independent

Big Ten=Big Ten + 4

 
November 20, 2012  12:31 PM ET

Looks like a East/West breakdown to me.Time to rename the divisions

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