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Big Ten Realignment Has Big-Time Flaws

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You have to be patient with protests when the Big Ten does something radical.

And that's because it's happened before and life went on.

Lots of traditionalists thought the world was ending 35 years ago when the conference decided -- thanks mostly to Michigan's Don Canham -- to end its Dark Ages policy of sending only one Big Ten team to a bowl game.

A decade later there were dire forecasts (Bo Schembechler was a prime critic) when the NCAA decided college football teams needed to be held to 85 scholarships.

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