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Postby aaronetc » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:24 pm

Does anybody know why the Big Ten football season ends a week before all the other conferenes, or two if you take conference championship week into account?
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Postby Paco » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:56 pm

weather for one.
Other teams seem to throw in 1 or 2 byes. Stretches it out, and they don't hesitate to play more games. Education isn't as high a priority for some of them {cough SWC cough}.
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Postby square » Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:55 pm

the biggest reason is that the big ten doesnt want to play after thanksgiving, to give the STUDENT athletes enough time to prepare for finals.

and i believe you meant to take a swing at the SEC, the SWC hasn't been around for about 12 years or so.
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Postby aaronetc » Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:07 pm

That's some quick service -- Big Ten moves to a 13-week schedule in 2009.
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Postby O.J. » Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:59 pm

Good work, Aaron. See what you can do about the Big Ten Network and then you'll get MAJOR props.
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Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:32 pm

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Postby Paco » Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:34 pm

i give it 5 years before they start playing games in place of the bye week, there's too much money to be made to just take the week off!
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Postby O.J. » Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:42 pm

Paco wrote:i give it 5 years before they start playing games in place of the bye week, there's too much money to be made to just take the week off!


It wouldn't surprise me at all if a 12th team is added and the bye week disappears, replaced by the Conference Championship.
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