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Report: Big Ten to realign divisions in 2014

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08:19 AM ET 04.20 | Legends and Leaders are no more, as the Big Ten will use geography to determine its new divisions and division names beginning in the 2014 season. The Big Ten will replace Legends and Leaders with East and West when Maryland and Rutgers join the league in 2014, league sources told ESPN. The proposed Big Ten West includes the six teams located in the Central time zone -- Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern and Wisconsin -- plus Purdue, sources said. The proposed Big Ten East includes Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers. "Just take a ruler and a map [and split the 14 teams]," a source said.

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April 20, 2013  08:58 AM ET

Split the Indiana schools, huh?

April 20, 2013  09:02 AM ET

Divisions to be renamed

Dese and Does

April 20, 2013  09:18 AM ET

Much better than the losers and laggards nonsense.

April 20, 2013  09:52 AM ET

Make your first move be the replacement of your commissioner. Delany is one joke after another.

April 20, 2013  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Split the Indiana schools, huh?

Kinda like their schizo approach to time zones. Hoosier rival?

April 20, 2013  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Kinda like their schizo approach to time zones. Hoosier rival?

LOL..I've had accounts in Indiana and it is crazy to say the least.

April 20, 2013  10:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Kinda like their schizo approach to time zones. Hoosier rival?

Like Hudspeth and El Paso counties in Mountain time?

April 20, 2013  10:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Like Hudspeth and El Paso counties in Mountain time?

The breakaway nation of TransPecos is a part of Texas in name only. ;)

April 20, 2013  04:13 PM ET

April 20, 2013????04:03 PM ETREPORT ABUSE | QUOTE
This split sets up a final week-end of rivalry games:
Indiana vs Purdue for the Old Oaken Bucket,
Northwestern vs Illinois for the Land of Lincoln trophy,
Minnesota vs Wisconsin for Paul Bunyon's Ax,
Iowa vs Nebraska for some trophy ( I forget what it's called),
MSU vs Penn State for the Land Grant trophy,
Maryland vs Rutgers for a yet to be determined trophy,
and I guess those other two guys will still want to play on the last week of the season.

April 20, 2013  04:16 PM ET

I will miss playing against Wisconsin every year. We actually won't play the this year, I think thats a shame. A nice rivalry was developing.

April 20, 2013  05:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

...This split sets up a final week-end of rivaly games,...Iowa vs Nebraska for some trophy ( I forget what it's called)...

The Heroes Trophy...It's a forgettable name. Hawkeyes versus Cornhuskers...maybe they should have named it the Pioneers Trophy. Not quite as pretentious.

April 20, 2013  05:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

...Maryland vs Rutgers for a yet to be determined trophy...

The Odd Couple Trophy.

April 20, 2013  06:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

... and I guess those other two guys will still want to play on the last week of the season.

The Ohio State University and TSUN thank you for your inclusiveness.

April 20, 2013  06:06 PM ET

Quirky Quad.

April 21, 2013  04:19 AM ET

So, we've yet to learn if there will be 8 or 9 games beginning 2014. If it remains 8, then we (tOSU) will only play Wisky and Nebraska (h&h) every 8 years or so... not good.

April 21, 2013  09:03 AM ET

So, outside of Nebraska, is the West division going to have any football teams???

April 21, 2013  10:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I will miss playing against Wisconsin every year. We actually won't play the this year, I think thats a shame. A nice rivalry was developing.

LOL msu was supposed to be the rival of PSU when they joined the league but going something like 1-12-1 in 14 years led the big then to make michigan and indiana, MSU rivals. Indiana who has like 4 big ten wins in 6 years. lol

 
April 22, 2013  02:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

So, outside of Nebraska, is the West division going to have any football teams???

Where in Tennessee do you make your home, errant Bucknut?

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