Found December 28, 2011 on The Sports Bank:
Think of this as like a college football version of the Big Ten ACC Challenge in college basketball. Or as an extension of the Rose Bowl; which matches up a Big Ten and Pac 12 team every year on January 1. Today, a new Big Ten-Pac-12 collaboration was announced with the intention to feature more games between the two conferences. In football, the objective is to create an annual 12 inter-conference game schedule between the two conferences by the 2017 season. The plan calls for each school to play an opponent from the other conference every year with some flexibility built in. Many sports, including men’s basketball, could see an increased level of cross-conference play, possibly by 2012-13. Over the coming months there will be a series of detailed scheduling planning meetings among administrators of both conferences to work out exact details. Look for some ADs and coaches to take to task the idea of keeping both this Pac-12 tie-in and a 9-game conference schedule. Most probably w...
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