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Old Dec 13, 2012, 02:37 PM   #1
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 02:42 PM   #2
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Option 2 all the way!!!
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 02:45 PM   #3
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WOW! Big stuff. Maybe 2? 3 would be good competition but I'd hate to be Nebraska....
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 02:45 PM   #4
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I can't see division 3 flying just because of the huge travel differences.

Either 1 or 2 would work for me. Though #2 seems to be the easier division for us.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 02:49 PM   #5
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Option 2 all the way!!!
YOU GOT IT!! That would be great. Option 2, definitely.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 02:50 PM   #6
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Option 2, mostly so we can have good Division names.
I'm partial to East and West.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 02:59 PM   #7
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Vote for option 2 on btn.com
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 03:03 PM   #8
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Ugh having IU and PU split would mean we would have cross divisional permanent rivals, which would probably end up with pairs of UM-UM, IU-PU, PSU-Wis, Iow-MSU, Neb-OSU, Rut-NW, and UI-MD. I don't want us paired up with Maryland. It would make more sense if they took #2 and swapped Purdue and Michigan State then everything is pretty even competition and east-west wise and we would have a cross divisional rival like Indiana. But I understand, this will not likely end up a perfect scenario, so I'll take #2.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 03:04 PM   #9
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It's like they tried to come up with the worst possible option for 3, just to see if they could get a reaction.

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Old Dec 13, 2012, 03:39 PM   #10
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Option 2 is the best, option 3 is just...I don't even know. That's the most absurd proposal ever.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 03:47 PM   #11
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Option 2, then 1 (change the names if use)
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 04:10 PM   #12
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#2 for sure
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 04:26 PM   #13
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I'm for option two. I think the travel considerations for some schools under option 3 would be considerable.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 05:03 PM   #14
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Ugh having IU and PU split would mean we would have cross divisional permanent rivals, which would probably end up with pairs of UM-UM, IU-PU, PSU-Wis, Iow-MSU, Neb-OSU, Rut-NW, and UI-MD. I don't want us paired up with Maryland. It would make more sense if they took #2 and swapped Purdue and Michigan State then everything is pretty even competition and east-west wise and we would have a cross divisional rival like Indiana. But I understand, this will not likely end up a perfect scenario, so I'll take #2.
I can't imagine there being cross over rivals anymore, unless they go with 1. Even then it's crazy cause you'd have 7 set opponents every year leaving 1 game to rotate (although they'll go to 9 game conference schedule eventually). They'll probably go with option 2 and the Purdue/Indiana rivalry will be SOL.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 05:08 PM   #15
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I want option 2, but we need a few variants to the basic east-west split.

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Old Dec 13, 2012, 05:15 PM   #16
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I can't imagine there being cross over rivals anymore, unless they go with 1. Even then it's crazy cause you'd have 7 set opponents every year leaving 1 game to rotate (although they'll go to 9 game conference schedule eventually). They'll probably go with option 2 and the Purdue/Indiana rivalry will be SOL.
I agree that cross over rivalries wouldn't really make sense anymore, but Indiana and Purdue would go insane if they broke up that rivalry. Now of course does the rest of the BIG care that much? In this era probably not.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 05:32 PM   #17
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I'll take Option #2 for 500 please.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 05:41 PM   #18
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It's like they tried to come up with the worst possible option for 3, just to see if they could get a reaction.
I just burst out laughing reading this. When I get bored while creating tests, I tend to do this, coming up with the most outlandish answers possible to see which of my students catches on.

Number 2 has to be the winner; it makes the most sense, and give us an easy out of that stupid Legends/Leaders deal.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 06:04 PM   #19
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East/West and North/South work well for every other conf (except the ACC), so an E/W split is the most logical. Of course we could always try to get cute with the division names again.

My vote: Factories and Farms instead of East/West.

Waddya think?
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 06:33 PM   #20
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I want option 2, but we need a few variants to the basic east-west split.
Agreed. I would swap Michigan/MSU for Purdue/Northwestern.

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Old Dec 13, 2012, 06:50 PM   #21
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I like option 2 best. Option 1 is my second preference. While option 3 is interesting, I think that the travel for the outer division would be difficult and could cause an imbalance over a season - long travel for teams in the outer division contrasted with short distances for the inner division. East-West is fine and more meaningful than Legends and Leaders.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 07:25 PM   #22
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Modified Option 2 - swap Purdue and Mich St. Better power balance? Are the Division names actually up for change?
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 07:37 PM   #23
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Option 2 and it's not even close. Rename to East-West.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 07:54 PM   #24
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has there been any discussion of these divisions applying to any other sport that has widespread B1G participation?

once you get to 16, which we will sooner or later, it makes more sense , imo, in having these divisions apply across the board

option 2, East & West, makes most sense overall for many reasons.

we will be going to 9 conference games, as I suspect the SEC will as well, thru an agreement among the conferences.

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Old Dec 13, 2012, 08:17 PM   #25
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Option 2 is the only solution. Cut down on travel costs
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