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ok then.
Thought it was X and O?
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X and O were placeholder names until the marketing agency they no doubt paid a LOT of money to came up with those gems.

http://www.bigten.org/newlogo/index.html
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X and O were placeholder names until the marketing agency they no doubt paid a LOT of money to came up with those gems.

http://www.bigten.org/newlogo/index.html
Wow! that new logo must have taken months to design!
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What an awful decision.
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Is it just me or are there more Legends in the Leaders division? Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin v Michigan and Nebraska?

And they could have tried to be clever and work the 12 into the logo in the same way as they had the 11.
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Should be some form of geography, not some cornball junior high names that sounds like you're trying to make your teams feel better or stand out from the competition. Just awful, it's like a USFL name. Northwestern...legend?

ACC = Atlantic/Coastal
PAC12 = North/South
Big12 = North/South
SEC = East/West
B1GTEN = Legends and Leaders

yep, fits right in.

I like some other ideas I heard...

Slow and Slower

The Big Ten will award the Stagg-Paterno Championship Trophy to the winner of the new Big Ten football title game, which begins in 2011. Wow, newcomer Joe Pa (relatively speaking) gets the honors...Woody and Bo sorry fellas; Osborne forget about it.

The MVP of the championship game will receive the Grange-Griffin Trophy.
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Should be some form of geography, not some cornball junior high names that sounds like you're trying to make your teams feel better or stand out from the competition. Just awful, it's like a USFL name. Northwestern...legend?

ACC = Atlantic/Coastal
PAC12 = North/South
Big12 = North/South
SEC = East/West
B1GTEN = Legends and Leaders

yep, fits right in.

I like some other ideas I heard...

Slow and Slower

The Big Ten will award the Stagg-Paterno Championship Trophy to the winner of the new Big Ten football title game, which begins in 2011. Wow, newcomer Joe Pa (relatively speaking) gets the honors...Woody and Bo sorry fellas; Osborne forget about it.

The MVP of the championship game will receive the Grange-Griffin Trophy.
The naming is a little out of the box but the new Big 10 is not aligned through geography. I can see why that would pick Stagg and Paterno. Woody Hayes damaged his reputation in fairness and Tom Osborne's teams were either in the Big 8 or Big 12
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Is it just me or are there more Legends in the Leaders division? Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin v Michigan and Nebraska?

And they could have tried to be clever and work the 12 into the logo in the same way as they had the 11.
Just what I was thinking.
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The naming is a little out of the box but the new Big 10 is not aligned through geography. I can see why that would pick Stagg and Paterno. Woody Hayes damaged his reputation in fairness and Tom Osborne's teams were either in the Big 8 or Big 12
Sure, now they can't go that direction but this was all part of the same decision. Make the divisions to their liking and come up with a funky name.

If you could do East/West in the SEC you could have certainly had East/West in the Big 10...heck you could even have had Lakes/Plains.

East: Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Indiana, Purdue

West: Nebraska, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois.

But it was all moot when they chose the divisions based on "current balance" and making sure Michigan and Ohio State have the potential to meet in the championship game.

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