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Why Is The Big Ten About To Make A Big Change To Football Scheduling?

The Big Ten is “strongly considering” doing away with a rule that requires each of its member teams to schedule a Power 5 conference opponent in non-conference play every season.

So what’s the thinking behind the change, and how could it impact the league and the rest of the college football world starting in 2024?

Tony Gerdeman of joins host Tom Orr to discuss the potential change, and several possible reasons for it. Is it being driven by the TV networks? Are coaches trying to make it easier to get their teams bowl-eligible, or into the newly-expanded 12-team College Football Playoff?

You can listen to today’s episode on Spreaker by clicking here, or search “Buckeye Huddle” to find it on other podcast platforms.

It’s also available on YouTube, or you can watch it in the embedded player below. 

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Tom Orr

Writer, Photographer, Host of "Buckeye Weekly" and "Buckeyes TomOrrow Morning" podcasts