Big Ten Football Mulls Nixing East, West Divisions

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The Big Ten is discussing the possibility of doing away with the conference’s currently lopsided East and West football divisions.

According to Sports Illustrated, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said on Wednesday that Big Ten decision makers have had conversations about making changes to the Big Ten championship game that would feature the two best teams from the conference and not the divisional winners.

"It's an item that has been discussed before," Delany said at the Sports Business Journal Intercollegiate Athletics Forum in New York. "There is actually more discussion now than there was four years ago."

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