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.
MSU AD Alan Haller confirmed the Big Ten is "working through" changes in the wake of the SEC adding Oklahoma and Texas, as well as the NCAA allowing conference to choose its own method of determining conference championship game representatives.
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.