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Which division ideas do you prefer?

One of the hottest debates around the Big Ten Conference’s announced plan to expand to 14 schools revolves around the future look of the two divisions. Currently, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska and Northwestern reside in the Legends Division while Illinois, Indiana, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin are in the Leaders Division. The addition of Maryland and Rutgers poses this question: What comes next? We’ve launched a survey question in this post with three ideas for divisions. Tell us your choice and add any other feedback, too. BTN’s experts will discuss these ideas on Monday’s “Football Report” at 6:30 p.m. ET. Also, the numbers tell us

Dienhart: Best of the Big Ten Bowls

There are seven Big Ten teams in bowl games. And there would be two more, if not for Ohio State and Penn State being on probation. What’s the best quarterback duel? Wheres’ the best chance for an upset? Which game is the best candidate for a good, old shootout? Here’s a look at the best of the best involving the Big Ten and bowls games. Best game: The Rose Bowl clash between Stanford and Wisconsin will be like looking in the mirror. Each school has a tough, physical, punch-you-in-the-nose offense along with an underrated defense. Not having Bret Bielema along for

What should happen to Big Ten divisions?

On tonight’s episode of “The Football Report,” our TV analysts tackled the expansion-related topic of the Big Ten Conference football divisions. Before you watch and see what our guys think, come tell us what you think in this post. Specifically, when the conference expands beyond 12 conference members, should the Big Ten form completely new divisions? If so, what should they be? Or should the Big Ten just add each school to an existing division? Driven by the recent news that Maryland and Rutgers are joining the Big Ten, the survey below asks this division realignment question among others. BTN

Latest links: Purdue's Hazell faces challenges

It’s true: There is other Big Ten news NOT involving Bret Bielema shocking the hemisphere by ditching Wisconsin for Arkansas (Arkansas?!). I have some below in my daily links. Really. The headliner: Purdue took the wraps off a new era with a press conference to announce the hiring of … ta-dah! … Darrell Hazell as head coach. Hazell takes over for overmatched Danny Hope, whose teams lacked—among other things–consistency. I’ll just stop there. Hazell doesn’t inherit a program that’s wrecked, but he needs to enhance the talent and give the program an identity. And Hazell may provide a boost in

Twitter: The tweets on Purdue's Darrell Hazell

Purdue made it official Wednesday night, introducing Kent State’s Darrell Hazell as its new head football coach. A former Ohio State assistant, Hazell replaces Danny Hope, who was fired last month after four seasons. As previously reported, Hazell will coach Kent State in its bowl game Jan. 6, 2013, and come to West Lafayette for good the following day. Check out some of the tweets on Hazell in this post. [AP: Purdue’s new coach sets sights on Rose Bowl] BOILERMAKERS We got us a ball coach #Boilers! Very excited Coach Hazell is at Purdue! Looking forward to the future of

Purdue's new coach sets sights on Rose Bowl

(AP) Morgan Burke wants Purdue back in the Rose Bowl, and he’s willing to put his money on Darrell Hazell to get there. After a whirlwind week of speculation, Burke ended the chatter by introducing the 48-year-old New Jersey native as the Boilermakers’ head coach Wednesday. The contract is for six years and comes with a succinct message from Burke: The Cradle of Quarterbacks is about to start rocking again. “We did it because we want to get back to Pasadena,” Burke said. Hazell comes to West Lafayette with a perfect resume. He’s a disciplined student of the game who

Big Ten mailbag: Bielema, Hazell, & expansion

Time to open up the mail bag. And, as you would suspect, the bag was stuffed with questions about Bret Bielema’s shocking move from Wisconsin to Arkansas that still has the nation buzzing. Read all about that—and more. And send me your latest questions and comments at the bottom of this post. I think Bret Bielema is the first Big Ten head coach to leave for another job since Nick Saban bolted Michigan State for LSU in 1999. Why are some writers making it out like there’s a mass exodus of coaches from the conference? – Jonathan I can’t speak

Watch Purdue introduce Hazell live tonight

BTN/BTN2Go will air the live press conference introducing Darrell Hazell as the Purdue Boilermakers’ new head football coach. The event will start at 7 p.m. ET tonight. Find BTN on your TV system with our BTN ChannelFinder. If you have BTN2Go, here’s a link to watch it live on BTN2Go.com. BTN.com will also stream the same event live for free through the end of the event. Here’s the link for the free Internet stream. Rick Pizzo, Howard Griffith and Gerry DiNardo will host BTN’s coverage. Kent State’s 2012 results Date Opponent Result / Time 8/30 vs. Towson W 41 – 21 9/8 at Kentucky L 14 –

Dienhart: Purdue lands Kent State's Hazell

After failing to land Cincinnati coach Butch Jones, Purdue was able to grab Kent State coach Darrell Hazell. Hazell went 16-9 in two seasons at Kent State, a notoriously bad MAC program. He went 11-2 this season, including an 8-0 mark in MAC play, on his way to claiming the East Division title and MAC Coach of the Year. The Golden Flashes just missed out on a likely BCS bowl bid when they lost a 44-37 double-overtime thriller to Northern Illinois in the MAC title game. Kent State is headed to the GoDaddy.com Bowl to play Arkansas State, which just

Dienhart: Purdue's search & other coaching rumblings

It’s apparent that Cincinnati’s Butch Jones is the top target for the Purdue job. Colorado also is in hot pursuit of Jones. Jones was reported to be in West Lafayette on Sunday interviewing to replace Danny Hope, who was fired after four seasons with a 22-27 record. Outlets also report that Jones was in Colorado on Monday to interview. Colorado is reportedly offering a five-year deal for $13.5 million. Jones, a hot commodity last year when he was linked to jobs at North Carolina, UCLA and Illinois, makes $1.57 million at Cincinnati. [RELATED: Boilers react to Hope’s firing on Twitter]