The Big Ten Conference, now composed of twelve schools, has just announced how it will split the conference. The new divisions are not yet named, so I’ll call them Division A and Division B.
Division A: Illinois, Indiana, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, and Wisconsin
Division B: Iowa, Michigan, Moo U., Minnesota, Nebraska, and Northwestern
The Big Ten says that there will be a crossover regular season game that will not change from year to year. We can hope that that would be PSU-Nebraska, but in this Turkey’s mind it likely means that the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry will continue.
If either are the case, what will happen to the Land Grant Trophy, the booby prize that goes to the winner of the Penn State vs. Moo U. rivalry every year? Will the Big Ten schedule an inter-divisional game between the two land grant institutions every two years, or what? You can see that this important thing is foremost in the Turkey’s mind.
Full story, including the just released PSU schedule for 2011, here.