Some league slates expanding
The coaches endorsed it at their spring meeting this week, but how the conference will devise a schedule is still unknown. The most logical plan would call for the 12 members to play each other school once and five of them again to complete a home-and-home.
Meanwhile, the Big Ten discussed going to 18 conference games, up from 16, but no vote was taken by the coaches at their league meetings this week. A number of coaches voiced their concern with 18 league games, with the potential to play as many as 22 against Big Ten opponents when the conference tournament is included.