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    Default Big Ten to Consider Renaming Legends and Leaders

    A decision could be made by June. It would be for the 2014 season when they add Rutgers and Maryland. Looks like that BTN survey may have struck a little nerve.

    When deciding on division names in December 2010, Delany said the Big Ten "didn't have great options."

    "We weren't going to go with 'Bo or Woody,' 'Black or Blue,' or 'Plains or Lakes,' " Delany said. "Obviously we got some acceptance [with Legends and Leaders], but not as much as we would have liked."

    Delany said he was a "little surprised" by the backlash when the division names were announced.

    "I'm not sure it was a national survey [of people that didn't like the names], but people who hit the 'send' button," Delany said. "I don't take umbrage to negative reaction. I don't necessarily change when I hear it. I think on the other hand, we said we would test-market it, and we have for a couple of years. We have the opportunity to look at it again. I'm sure we will. Whether or not we change or not is to be determined. I don't have any presumption that we'll change on it, but that doesn't mean we're not looking at it.

    "I don't think when you try to build something, lead some organization, you don't want to be tone deaf. But it's not up for vote every week."


    http://espn.go.com/college-football/...im-delany-says


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    Oh, thank goodness. Icons and instigators will be so much easier to remember.

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    Good. They better change them. Those names are just awful. Half the time, I forget which division we are in and who is in which one. It's just terrible overall. Not sure who was in charge of naming the conferences. But whoever came up with the names should get canned. Just my opinion.
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    I think they need to change the Big Ten name to reflect the fact that there are more than 10 teams now. But then again, I don't follow football as closely as basketball and the divisions are primarily a football thing. I like "The Big Fourteen Universities" just for the acronym.

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    East/West: finally do the sensible thing and make a geographic division, which is what should have been done in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minnesconsin fan View Post
    I think they need to change the Big Ten name to reflect the fact that there are more than 10 teams now. But then again, I don't follow football as closely as basketball and the divisions are primarily a football thing. I like "The Big Fourteen Universities" just for the acronym.
    How about The Really Big Ten, The Big Ten + Four More, The Super Sized Big Ten. There are unlimited possibilities. I am just having a hard time letting go of The Big Ten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minnesconsin fan View Post
    I think they need to change the Big Ten name to reflect the fact that there are more than 10 teams now. But then again, I don't follow football as closely as basketball and the divisions are primarily a football thing. I like "The Big Fourteen Universities" just for the acronym.
    Highway already figured it out with B1G4 and somebody (I forget who?) already eloquently said, B1G4 as in "That's a big 10-4 buddy."
    Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNGoldenGophers1 View Post
    Highway already figured it out with B1G4 and somebody (I forget who?) already eloquently said, B1G4 as in "That's a big 10-4 buddy."
    Thanks! I like it. I knew with all the talent here somebody would come up with something a lot better than I did.

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    I could live with East-West, but I wouldn't mind something a little more creative. Problem is, it's Monday, and creative is more than I can handle today.

    As far as the name of the Conference, I think they're stuck with Big Ten - unless they want to also rename and re-brand the Big Ten TV network, which would be a fairly expensive proposition.

    How about B1G+?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNGoldenGophers1 View Post
    B1G4
    Ugh I hope this doesn't catch on. Seeing people type B1G is bad enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minnesconsin fan View Post
    I think they need to change the Big Ten name to reflect the fact that there are more than 10 teams now. But then again, I don't follow football as closely as basketball and the divisions are primarily a football thing. I like "The Big Fourteen Universities" just for the acronym.
    THE BIG TEEN

    Very flexible

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    "Obviously we got some acceptance [with Legends and Leaders], but not as much as we would have liked."

    No sh!t Sherlock

    Delany said he was a "little surprised" by the backlash when the division names were announced.

    No one else was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by short ornery norwegian View Post
    I could live with East-West, but I wouldn't mind something a little more creative. Problem is, it's Monday, and creative is more than I can handle today.

    As far as the name of the Conference, I think they're stuck with Big Ten - unless they want to also rename and re-brand the Big Ten TV network, which would be a fairly expensive proposition.

    How about B1G+?
    I always thought B1G+ was probably best. This way we don't have to change it no matter how many teams are in the conference.
    Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by station19 View Post
    "Obviously we got some acceptance [with Legends and Leaders], but not as much as we would have liked."

    No sh!t Sherlock

    Delany said he was a "little surprised" by the backlash when the division names were announced.

    No one else was.
    +1
    Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.

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    Wilbon/PTI says good, do something simple like East and West.

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