With the recent joining of Maryland and Rutgers and the reported possible addition of Virginia and Georgia Tech, there are some
big ginormous changes happening in the Big Ten Conference.
One thing I really hope is eliminated: the “Leaders and Legends” division names. The most upsetting thing about these titles is that
an entire paid committee someone actually thought Leaders could possibly be on the same level as a Legend. Really? Who would choose to be a Leader over being a Legend?
Of course, the “Big Ten” name itself will need some revision. You can get away with 11 members, sure, or maybe even 12, but with 16 you should probably either call yourself the “Big 16” or “The Big10 + East Coast $”
Personally, I’m pretty fond of just calling it the Big 16 and naming the divisions “Northwest” and “Southeast.” Simple and straightforward, like the Big Ten was known for at some point.
I’m curious as to how these names will change and I’d love to hear your suggestions. Who knows, it could be the next B16 thing.