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Big Ten Divisions - Announcement, Rumor, Speculation - Open Thread

Together again...... on BTN.
Together again...... on BTN.

It's on at 6:00 pm Central on BTN. Here's the official announcement: 

CHICAGO - The Big Ten Network will air the official live announcement of the Big Ten football divisions with Commissioner Jim Delany at 7 p.m. ET tonight.  The show will also be streamed live at 

Lead studio host Dave Revsine will host the football special and be joined by analysts Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith. Confirmed guests will include athletic directors David Brandon of Michigan, Mark Hollis of Michigan State, Gene Smith of Ohio State, Tom Osborne of Nebraska, and other Big Ten Network analysts.     

ESPN's Andy Katz reports the divisional alignments as follows: 

  • Michigan, Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan State, Northwestern and Minnesota.
  • Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, Purdue, Indiana and Illinois.

They are expected to announce a yearly cross-over game - you'd think that Nebraska would play Wisconsin every season, but it just as well could be Penn State. 

Holy cow. We're going to play Michigan every year, probably for the rest of my life. Has that really set in with anybody yet? 

I've had a day full of exploding firewalls, T-1 lines, and Lotus Notes upgrades - I should be free by 6:00 pm, but please consider this an open thread for discussion about the division alignments. The future is.... upon us?