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​Starting in 2016, the Big Ten, which will have 14 members by this time, will play a nine game conference schedule. They will become the third conference to make the change along with the Pac-12 and Big 12, with the ACC and SEC considered making the move as well. ​What does this move to a nine game schedule mean? First it means we will hopefully get to see teams in the same conference but different divisions play more often. With larger conferences it can sometimes be a few years until two teams are pitted against each other if they’re in opposite divisions. However, with the addition of another conference game to the schedule, this problem should be relieved at least to some extent. At the same time, in the Big Ten, each division will have grown by one, so one of the conference schedule spots will be eaten up by that new team in the division, so it might not help as much as one might think. ​Another positive to this move is that ideally teams will no longer have room to sche...
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