Baltimore Sun

Schedule format changes


According to the Athletic, Big Ten administra­tors have discussed dropping from nine conference games to eight beginning in 2023. They have also discussed the possibilit­y of ending divisional play and instead schools would play three opponents annually and cycle through the other teams every other year or two.

In June, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced a new football schedule model starting in 2023. Under the new model, each team will play three primary opponents annually and face the other league teams twice during the four-year cycle, once at home and once on the road. It will also eliminate the Atlantic and Coastal divisions and all 14 schools will compete in one division.

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