|Big Ten Voting On League Format Again
|By Fred Perdue
April 23, 2013
Jeremy Fowler of CBS Sports reports that the Big Ten could vote as early as this week to move
to a nine-game conference schedule, starting with the 2016 season.
"A 2016 start allows Rutgers and Maryland a two-year transition and Big Ten membership time
to plan non-conference scheduling before adding a league game," Fowler writes.
The chancellors also could vote on divisions, which will be a geographic split starting in 2014.
Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez said he believes the nine-game vote will be a formality
and wasn't sure of the exact date but thought it was next week, early May at the latest. The
league's spring meetings take place May 13-15 in Chicago."