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Report: Big Ten to realign and rename football divisions

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PASADENA, CA (WKOW) -- According to an ESPN report from Friday night, the Legends and Leaders divisions are no more. The Big Ten will use geography to determine its new divisions beginning in the 2014 season.

Presidents and chancellors are expected to approve the new divisions and division names for 2014, along with a move to a nine-game conference schedule for 2016, according to ESPN.

EastWest
Indiana Illinois
Maryland Iowa
Michigan Minnesota
Michigan State Nebraska
Ohio State Northwestern
Penn State Purdue
Rutgers Wisconsin

 

The proposed Big Ten West includes the six teams located in the Central time zone -- Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern and Wisconsin -- plus Purdue.

The proposed Big Ten East includes Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers.

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