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B1G 3-5-5 SCHEDULE ???

DuckTownHusker

Blackshirt Sith Lord
10 Year Member
You're a bit behind the news on this one.

FBSchedules and others have removed the schedules because Nebraska, Ohio State, Iowa, and Illinois (maybe more now?) have removed the schedules from their official school websites.

This is likely in response to other conferences removing divisions. When the Big XII petitioned the NCAA to get their CCG back (without divisions), they inadvertly opened the door for other conferences to drop divisions altogether and let their top two teams play for a CCG.

So far, the Pac-12 and Mountain West (+ pre-existing Big XII) have announced they will remove divisional alignment for 2023.

Many suspect the B1G, SEC and ACC may follow.

No word on the official scheduling model for any conference yet, but a model with each team playing 2-3 protected annual rivals seems to be the most suitable option.

IF (big if) this is the future, you'd likely see Nebraska getting annual games against Iowa, Minnesota, and/or Wisconsin, with a better rotation through the rest of the Big Ten. It would be nice to finally get a year where we draw Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, Rutgers, etc., instead of always getting the Murderer's Row of Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State.
 

Captkenny

Travel Squad
10 Year Member
I’ve heard and seen it from various media sources. The speculation is that divisions will be going away.
 

Cisco

Recruit
5 Year Member
There was some talk about a 3-5-5 and a scheduling alliance game against either a Pac 12 or ACC foe. But that appeared to have died out quickly. The 9th conference game is more valuable to the Big Ten than a prospective game against a team from another conference generally.

Then there have been a couple of people who have talked about a 3-5-5+1 model where the final week would be like the 2020 season and the winner of the two games between the top 4 teams would go on to the conference title game. Sean Callahan mentioned this on a podcast. But the probable hang up is that it would make it more difficult for some teams to always have 7 home games. So that will likely prevent it from occurring but we'll see.

It's very likely that the conference is going to maintain a 9 game schedule. So it won't be a simple 3-5-5 model. That doesn't work with 9 conference games.

It will probably be either 2 or 3 protected rivalry games with some type of rotation between the rest. It won't be as neat and clean as a 3-5-5, which the ACC is going to do, but that won't matter to the Big Ten. Big Ten conference games have some of the best television value in the sport. More conference games equals more money.
 

DuckTownHusker

Blackshirt Sith Lord
10 Year Member
Another article in annual 3-5-5 games said Iowa, Wisconsin and Northwestern. Not mention Minnesota.

The Northwestern series has been fun, and surprisingly evenly matched.

But the $5 Bits Of Broken Chair is the best trophy in the Big Ten, plus we have lengthy histories with Minnesota and Iowa that almost rival some old Big 8 series, and far eclipse any Texas XII series.

Plus, we have trophy games with Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. It would be foolish to skip any of them.
 

Hooked on Huskers

I'm old as a rock
15 Year Member
How about this ..... Iowa, Gophers and Northwestern in annual 3-5-5 games. Left out, Badgers.

Old division ...

LEGENDS
  • Huskers
  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • Northwestern
  • Spartans
  • Michigan
LEADERS
  • Badgers
  • Illini
  • Purdue
  • Hoosiers
  • Penn St
  • Ohio St
BTW, you remember 2012 Huskers vs Badgers*** in CCG game? Bummer .......

*** tOSU and PSU was better records but DQ's race. tOSU .... tattoos, PSU .... Sandusky
 
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goodnterribles

Optics and Kool Aid
5 Year Member
How about this ..... Iowa, Gophers and Northwestern in annual 3-5-5 games. Left out, Badgers.

Old division ...

LEGENDS
  • Huskers
  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • Northwestern
  • Spartans
  • Michigan
LEADERS
  • Badgers
  • Illini
  • Purdue
  • Hoosiers
  • Penn St
  • Ohio St
BTW, you remember 2012 Huskers vs Badgers*** in CCG game? Bummer .......

*** tOSU and PSU was better records but DQ's race. tOSU .... tattoos, PSU .... Sandusky

No, what happened in that game?
 

TFrazier

2022 No More Kool-Aid
10 Year Member
No, what happened in that game?

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