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Old 09-13-17, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Auggie View Post
B1G just released future conference scheduling

Like tOSU @ IU this year it looks like the power that be want to give some lesser programs signature opening week games to generate interest and revenue. Look how the 2021 season starts: Ohio State at Minnesota, Michigan State at Northwestern and Penn State at Wisconsin. No way would Saban allow 'Bama to open on the road at what could be a dynamic Minnesota program if Fleck stays around. Also unlike the SEC the B1G is still not allowing any cup cake type breaks for teams before big rivalry games.
Why do I have to bring this up every year...the SEC has strength top to bottom. So yes, schedule a few cupcakes in the non-conference. The Big ten teams should not however, be doing the same thing. The big ten has many cupcake teams in the conference. For instance, the Buckeyes have the following on their schedule - I consider them cupcake games...Rutgers/ Maryland/ Nebraska and Illinois. This does not include the next two cupcakes / non conference Army and UNLV.
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