Warren over-promised on behalf of the conference's schools, which has new Big Ten Commission Tony Pettiti scrambling to retain as much of the rights money as possible. The league has offered several concessions to placate its aggrieve TV partners, such as moving MSU vs. Penn State to Black Friday.
The entire country will be subjected during prime time on Nov. 11 to Ohio State chasing MSU out of the horseshoe by halftime, because the biggest game that week, Michigan at Penn State, will be played at noon before fans have even had time to fill the stadium. Why? Because the Big Ten essentially sold its scheduling department to Fox.
In light of NCAA changes to conference championship games, and reports that the league is considering other structural and scheduling changes, we've come up with four distinct realignment possibilities for the Big Ten in football.
Several Division I conferences in the NCAA had their schedules put together and preparing for the upcoming season against teams within their conference. After the Mid-American Conference announced August 8th that their Fall sports schedule would be canceled, the first warning of changes began.