newarenanow wrote:Wow, that is really interesting.
That will be a big move for both the Pac 12 and the big 10. Hopefully this settles the college landscape as well.
Also, I wonder if other conferences end up doing this (ie. the Big XII and SEC, or SEC and ACC) what this would do for ND. Most of these conferences are going to 9 conference games, and now if they have one guaranteed game between each other, that would be 10 games taken up. And usually a school wants a cupcake game or two.
Its a great move for the Big 10 / Pac 12 since there schools have similar academic and athletic reputations. Plus this gives both conferences access to the other coast with increased exposure. Great move by both leagues and should settle the landscape for the forseeable future.
I agree with 9 conference games and now 1 guaranteed game with another conference ND will have trouble with schools only having limited space on their schedule after a tune-up game.