BIG 10 CONSIDERING GOING BACK TO 8 CONFERENCE GAMES

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  1. isu5000

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  2. TXCyclones

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    The SEC would never play the gauntlet that the B10 teams face. Both need those 4 cupcakes and the bye week to rest their starters.
     
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    Must need to get their SOS up
     
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    Actually, playing out of conference games might improve the schedule for some of the teams, especially when their rotation gives them all crappy teams.
     
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  6. isu5000

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    It sounds like they want to do what the S$C has been getting away with, to help their College football playoffs chances and to make thier conference look stronger/competitive overall(not). So who are the mighty Hawkeyes gonna select for their fourth non conference game? What FBS Football Juggernaut? Kent State, Bowling Green, or Nevada.
     
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    Directional Michigan or Directional Illinois.
     
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    Room for a big interregional match-up!
     
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    Well I don't like that idea but I understand the reasoning. SEC does it with a 14 team league....

    You can assure the 7 home games and have 8 some seasons. Theoretically increase win totals/bowl births for the league.

    All about the $$$'s
     
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    I can see the home and homes with Alabama or Ohio State just waiting to happen.
     
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    #12 Sigmapolis, May 22, 2018
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    A sport that tries actively tries to decrease the number marquis match-ups is a sport that is eating its seed corn. The problematic mentality of "poll-based" national championships asserts itself again -- it is about avoiding mistakes, not actually proving yourself against good teams.

    "We are having revenue and prestige problems... let's make Michigan and Ohio State play less."
     
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    I'd be ok with playing only 8 B12 games rather than 9. Of course, with our luck it'd be KU that drops off the schedule.
     
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    Iowa can finally do that neutral site game with ND that Yeahbuddy has been talking about.
     
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  15. YeahBuddy

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    Hopefully its still possible.
     
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    I can see the Iowa BIG schedule now...

    - Maryland
    - Indiana
    - Illinois
    - Bye Week after the daunting Illini game
    - Rutgers
    - Indiana
    - Purdue
    - Nebraska (A fitting end to the season)

    This comes after a pre-conference schedule that includes ISU (their toughest game), Northern Illinois, Nevada, Northern Iowa, and Kent State.

    Now that is a slate of games that I want to spend my $'s on...
     
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    People won't spend their money on that.
     
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    Big Ten West schedules would consistently be the easiest in college football if they aren't already. They'd travel to Ohio State, Michigan and PSU less than once per decade.
     
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    Maybe Iowa can schedule an away game at Akron now.
     
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    Didn't directional Michigan actually beat them one year?
     
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