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I think that the BigTen will get enough flack that they may consider revising these names before the season even starts. I honestly just can't believe that the athletic directors and presidents of these 12 fine institutions would honestly be okay with these names.

If they don't get changed before the season, then I say that they'll last for a year or two until the next round of expansions occurs.

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If they wouldve just flip flopped Michigan State and Wisconsin it could be East and West.

East: Ohio State, Penn State, Illinois , Indiana , Michigan State, and Purdue.

West: Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota , Northwestern , Michigan, and Wisconsin.

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If they wouldve just flip flopped Michigan State and Wisconsin it could be East and West.

East: Ohio State, Penn State, Illinois , Indiana , Michigan State, and Purdue.

West: Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota , Northwestern , Michigan, and Wisconsin.

And Illinois and Michigan.....

What a clusterf-ck this realignment has become -- all because they gotta have that Ohio State-Michigan conference title game.. <_<

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If they wouldve just flip flopped Michigan State and Wisconsin it could be East and West.

East: Ohio State, Penn State, Illinois , Indiana , Michigan State, and Purdue.

West: Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota , Northwestern , Michigan, and Wisconsin.

Michigan is further east than Michigan State, and considerably further east than Illinois and Indiana.

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If they wouldve just flip flopped Michigan State and Wisconsin it could be East and West.

East: Ohio State, Penn State, Illinois , Indiana , Michigan State, and Purdue.

West: Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota , Northwestern , Michigan, and Wisconsin.

Michigan is further east than Michigan State.

Well then use flip flop Michigan and Wisconsin.

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If they wouldve just flip flopped Michigan State and Wisconsin it could be East and West.

East: Ohio State, Penn State, Illinois , Indiana , Michigan State, and Purdue.

West: Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota , Northwestern , Michigan, and Wisconsin.

And Illinois and Michigan.....

What a clusterf-ck this realignment has become -- all because they gotta have that Ohio State-Michigan conference title game.. <_<

As a Big Ten fans that doesn't like either team, I'm still OK with that. I think the alignment is fair.

Division name suggestions:

Big and Ten

Ying and Yang

Campbell and Wales

Hall and Oates

Phineas and Ferb

Tom and Jerry

Bugs and Daffy

Beavis and Butthead

All of these, and I'm not being sarcastic, are better then Leaders and Legends.

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Division name suggestions:

Big and Ten

Ying and Yang

Campbell and Wales

Hall and Oates

Phineas and Ferb

Tom and Jerry

Bugs and Daffy

Beavis and Butthead

You forgot Abbott and Costello.

Apropos...because the current division names certainly are laughable.

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Division name suggestions:

Big and Ten

Ying and Yang

Campbell and Wales

Hall and Oates

Phineas and Ferb

Tom and Jerry

Bugs and Daffy

Beavis and Butthead

You forgot Abbott and Costello.

Apropos...because the current division names certainly are laughable.

In fact I do have more:

Beauty and Beast

Mutt and Jeff

Montague and Capulet

Boxers and Briefs

AFC and NFC

Rebel and Imperial

Shrek and Donkey

Mac and PC

Coke and Pepsi

Democrat and Republican

EA and 2K

Nike and Adidas

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It bears reiterating since thinking outside of the East/West box is like pulling teeth in the American alignment landscape, but the current division alignment is a Wisconsin/Northwestern flip away from being a perfect North/South split.

As it is, with the current alignment I still think that North and South would be perfectly fine and accurate Division names.

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They have opportunity for a perfect East/West split, but they didn't do it. Personally, I think it's more appealing to have Ohio State and Michigan battle for a spot in the championship game rather than repeat the game two weeks in a row.

WEST

Nebraska (Crossover each year with Penn State)

Iowa (Crossover each year with Purdue)

Minnesota (Crossover each year with Michigan)

Wisconsin (Crossover each year with Michigan State)

Northwestern (Crossover each year with Indiana)

Illinois (Crossover each year with Ohio State)

EAST

Purdue (Crossover each year with Iowa)

Indiana (Crossover each year with Northwestern)

Michigan State (Crossover each year with Wisconsin)

Michigan (Crossover each year with Minnesota)

Ohio State (Crossover each year with Illinois)

Penn State (Crossover each year with Nebraska)

1. Guarantees all but two rivalries each season (Illinois/Purdue & Minnesota/Penn State).

2. Strength of each division seems pretty even.

3a. Hold the championship game centrally, rotating between Lucas Oil Stadium (East) and Soldier Field (West)...

3b. Or be unique and make it a home game for the higher-ranked team.

4. It only took me ten minutes to think of the whole thing.

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Considering how much people think there's an Ohio State/Michigan hard-on in the Big Ten, i'm surprised no one has thought of doing Schembechler Division & Hays Division...

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They have opportunity for a perfect East/West split, but they didn't do it. Personally, I think it's more appealing to have Ohio State and Michigan battle for a spot in the championship game rather than repeat the game two weeks in a row.

WEST

Nebraska (Crossover each year with Penn State)

Iowa (Crossover each year with Purdue)

Minnesota (Crossover each year with Michigan)

Wisconsin (Crossover each year with Michigan State)

Northwestern (Crossover each year with Indiana)

Illinois (Crossover each year with Ohio State)

EAST

Purdue (Crossover each year with Iowa)

Indiana (Crossover each year with Northwestern)

Michigan State (Crossover each year with Wisconsin)

Michigan (Crossover each year with Minnesota)

Ohio State (Crossover each year with Illinois)

Penn State (Crossover each year with Nebraska)

1. Guarantees all but two rivalries each season (Illinois/Purdue & Minnesota/Penn State).

2. Strength of each division seems pretty even.

3a. Hold the championship game centrally, rotating between Lucas Oil Stadium (East) and Soldier Field (West)...

3b. Or be unique and make it a home game for the higher-ranked team.

4. It only took me ten minutes to think of the whole thing.

You want to know why the Big Ten didn't go for that? The East Division is incredibly top heavy, with the West Division being a relative sisters of the poor. It's like the old Big XII Conference, only worse. (It also ramps up the chances of some mutually assured destruction fratricide dicking the Conference out of an at large BCS bid or a BCS championship shot.) Also, Indiana at least would like to at least pretend they can aspire to a better bowl than the Pizza Bowl, or possibly be able to aspire for a bowl without scheduling 4 baby seals to club annually out of Conference.

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Considering how much people think there's an Ohio State/Michigan hard-on in the Big Ten, i'm surprised no one has thought of doing Schembechler Division & Hays Division...

Because that just opens the door to dumbass Hoosiers screaming THEN WHY AREN'T WE IN THE BOBBY KNIGHT DIVISION WHY GOD HAVE YOU FORSAKEN US THIS WAY

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