While we're taking a look out of the region I'll note Iowa State's evident concern about the Big Ten's new 9-game schedule. Beginning in 2017, the Big Ten's 9-game league slate may urge B10 teams to schedule an extra home/away date for each league team. Due to that, teams might look to exclusively schedule non conference home dates in place of a yearly visits to arch rivals. With this paradigm extrapolated to Iowa's schedule beyond 2017 I can easily see a scenario that could jeopardize Iowa State's rivalry with the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Personally, I believe that the legend of the CyHawk will persevere, but before we dismiss the prospect of losing in-state rivalries replacing them with yearly cupcake home games keep in mind there has been a precedent of that kind of messy divorce in recent Big Ten expansion.
You can tell Army Pointer View is ready for some football. Blanket coverage from them in anticipation of another winning season.
Oh, yeah... this show isn't just about Delaware. Phil Steele's top 30 FCS countdown is complete, each team's preview is available, but you'll have to figure out for yourself how to see each PDF.
William and Mary is PS#1/
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Posted by Chris at 8/16/2011 12:32:00 AM