Aside from being the slowest conference in the country, and probably the most boring conference aside from the MAC–the Big Ten has taken another step back in terms of bad publicity.
Tomorrow the Northwestern Wildcats and Illinois Fighting Illini square off in a big ten “battle” at Wrigley Field, there’s only one thing missing-the other end zone. Only one end zone (west end zone) will be used since the other is only a foot away from the outfield wall.
As a result of only using one end zone, teams will always be kicking towards the east end zone (the unsafe end zone), after each change of possession the ball will be placed in order to be going towards the safe end zone.
The Big Ten is known for its lack of speed and not having a conference championship to decide the overall winner of the conference, now they can continue to be the laughing stock of the NCAA with a backyard football rule, next they’ll be counting “Mississippi’s.”