The Big Ten performed a miracle two months ago when it released '24 and '25 football schedules that protected every conference rivalry, somehow reconciling expansion with tradition. That feat becomes even more difficult to replicate now that the league has swollen to 18 teams.
Warren over-promised on behalf of the conference's schools, which has new Big Ten Commission Tony Pettiti scrambling to retain as much of the rights money as possible. The league has offered several concessions to placate its aggrieve TV partners, such as moving MSU vs. Penn State to Black Friday.
In light of NCAA changes to conference championship games, and reports that the league is considering other structural and scheduling changes, we've come up with four distinct realignment possibilities for the Big Ten in football.