what this means for Purdue, Big Ten football

what this means for Purdue, Big Ten football

December 4, 2021;  Indianapolis, IN, USA;  The Big Ten Trophy at Lucas Oil Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski - USA TODAY Sports

LAFAYETTE WEST – The NCAA on Wednesday approved two significant changes, including eliminating divisional requirements for conferences to decide who attends championship games.

The Division I Board also voted to eliminate the number of players a football program can recruit into a new recruiting class over the next two college years.

The Big Ten will likely eliminate divisions at some point, but not in the immediate future.

Following Wednesday’s announcement, the Pac-12 issued a statement stating that the league has abolished the divisional format starting the upcoming season. The top two teams will play for the Pac-12 title based on conference records.

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The Big Ten aren’t ready to go that fast. Expect the conference to stick with its East-West split format in the near term and wait to see the College Football Playoff structure, which will remain four-team through the end of the 2025 season.

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