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So, PSU does not have a protected cross-divisional rivalry anymore? Just rotating 2 and eventually 3 cross division games?
The only protected x-division rivalry is Indiana-Purdue. All other teams will just have a rotation. However, it should be noted that Delany mentioned the need to highlight "big games" in the beginning of the new alignment, so I wouldn't be surprised to see Nebraska and Wisky on our schedule for the first few years.
rivalry week should look like this - the only non-border/in-state rivalry should be whichever new school is paired with MSU. If they somehow revive PSU-MSU, they should come up with a new damn trophy!
OSU-Mich (The Game)
PSU-RU (how about - The George Washington Memorial Trophy - it can be a colonial era brass hat)
MD-MSU (The M&M Trophy)
Indiana-Purdue (Old Oaken Bucket)
Neb-Iowa (Heroes Game)
Illinois-NW (Land of Lincoln)
Wisc-MN (Paul Bunyan's Axe)
It still isn't practical. Imagine the Wisconsin game last year starting at 8PM? The stadium was empty enough because of break. Add on that the tailgate lots were filled with people sitting in their cars due to the cold. People braved it to see the team play. But getting out at midnight? In the freezing conditions? Just say no. 3:30 is fine for the "late" kickoff.
Maybe these late kickoffs are made for TV specials, but the butts in the seats should get some consideration.
Clarification - only an issue for NOV. Love the late games otherwise.
i think it will be PSU vs. MSU like it was before.. MD vs. RU so one team at least has a shot to cap of their year with a win
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