'The Divcision' Open Thread

By 11W Staff on September 1, 2010 at 6:55p

Just a half hour more than 24 away from kicking off the 2010 season, let's ignore our instinctive urge to get all tunnel vision'y and instead look ahead to The Age of Adz Divisions.  The, um, selection special(?) kicks off at 7:00 p.m. EST on the Big Ten Network.

Join us in crying into our beers over the loss of football innocence, as well as see if (as the above image from the BTN's front page indicates) the league throws a zany curve ball and aligns far closer to the way those helmets are arranged (file name: Big Ten Helmet Divisions; just sayin').

(TFJ: Maize N Brew for the tip)

UPDATE: The divisions are as reported below and 2011/2012 conference schedules are also out:



10/1 – Michigan State 

10/8 – @ Nebraska

10/15 – @ Illinois 

10/22 – BYE 

10/29 – Wisconsin
11/5 – Indiana

11/12 – @ Purdue 

11/19 – Penn State 

11/26 – @ Michigan



9/29 – @ Michigan State
10/6 – Nebraska

10/13 – @ Indiana

10/20 – Purdue 

10/27 – @ Penn State
11/3 – Illinois

11/10 – BYE 

11/17 – @ Wisconsin 

11/24 – Michigan


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Jason Priestas's picture

The '11 and '12 schedules will be released as well.

RoweTrain's picture

42-39 Delany

"Just bow up and go out and play." ~ D. Lee

"As it stands right now, I know I am the best athlete in college football." ~ B. Miller

Jason Priestas's picture

Yeah, that was pretty bad.

buckeyedude's picture

Ugh! Ohio State in the "X" division, and Michigan in the "O" division.



Luke's picture

As Commissioner Delany just explained, those are just place holders the Big Ten Network created.

tomcollins's picture

Bucks face PSU, Nebraska, Michigan, Wisconsin, and MSU in 2011.  That should be interesting.

RoweTrain's picture

Which includes the road games @ Nebraska, MI and Miami. Decently difficult road schedule imo.

"Just bow up and go out and play." ~ D. Lee

"As it stands right now, I know I am the best athlete in college football." ~ B. Miller

741's picture

Well played Big Ten - I can live with this.

goodlifesean's picture

Miami, Colorado, mSU State Penn, Wisky, Nebrasky,scUM. Jesus can we toss out Akron pick up Iowa and just solidify our spot as the hardest schedule in the nation

Always prepare for and expect victory, don't brace for defeat. If defeat happens learn and never let it happen again.

Roger's picture

Seriously. TOUGH schedule.

Johnny Ginter's picture

this really isnt that bad, penn state isn't going to be very good next year, colorado is terrible, and michigan could either be improved or really really horrible depending on what happens with the team this year. nebraska might also take a step back next year as well

312 missing 614's picture

Disagree. @Miami, @Nebraska, @PSU and @UM is about as hard as it gets. Good thing we're Ohio State and better than most.

...wanna go back, I gotta go back...

buckeyedude's picture

Oh my! I tuned in late and missed the part about OSU and UM being the last game of the year. It seems that the e-mails and letters may have worked, because Gene Smith just said, "it seemed like there was the possibility of the The Game being moved," to earlier in the season.



Johnny Ginter's picture

yep! we did it. the moral of the story is: get pissed.

buckeyedude's picture

the squeaky shaft gets greased...how about some other overused cliches?



BuckeyeSaab's picture

Wisconsin and Minnesota?!   Wisconsin gets to play the Goobers every year?  So as things stand now they are starting 2011 at 1-0, and 2012 and 2013 and...


Must be nice.


And yes.  The Bucks schedule next year makes me laugh.  Like the time I laughed when my car was sinking deeper and deeper into the lake.

I'm sorry for not being sorry.

Blake's picture

Consider me a hater of these divisions. Too lengthy to explain all the reasons why. Starts with OSU and UM being in the same divisions and trickles down from there. Even separating Wisky from iowa and nebraska seems absurd...

Bucksfan's picture

What an emotional rollercoaster today.  I actually like what they've done a lot.  The Big Ten hit a national-level home run with this.  Looking at some of these schedules, it looks like an SEC team's road to Atlanta.  Well, America, you wanted the Big Ten to get with the times to stay competitive, now you have 4 of the nation's top-10 winningest teams split 2-2 in divisions, Ohio State still plays Michigan every year, there's a championship game, and its own TV network which is raking in the cash.  If the only thing to get sacked was an annual matchup between Iowa and Wisconsin, then you've done your job pretty damn well.

This is great.  Can't wait for 2011!  Seeing the Buckeyes running onto the field in Lincoln...gives me frickin' chills!

poguemahone's picture

Ooh, Nebraska's first game at Ohio Stadium as a conference member is in early October.  Under the lights, perhaps? 

Jason Priestas's picture



Ian_InsideTheShoe's picture

Good lord..tipped a little in Y's favor maybe?

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

I missed the tv spot, thanks for the updates. Any word on bball?

Nik's picture

Aside from obviously keeping The Game as the last game, I'm most happy about being in a division with Illinois, renewing our rivalry with them.  Also, can't really complain about these divisions, at least from an OSU point of view.

Joe Beale's picture

Agreed.  We need to play Illinois every season, especially while Zook is still there.

Buckeye in Athens's picture

Nice sufjan reference. Which one of the staff is a hipster?

Also I'm about as happy as I could be, splitting up Michigan and osu. We certainly aren't lacking in the competitive schedule department! This will surely help the big tens reputation.

matti's picture

does anyone know if tosu wil always play out of their division first two weeks of big ten play