The Big Ten conference unveiled new, future schedules on Tuesday and Iowa vs Nebraska will take a break as the Big Ten season ending contest.
Instead, Iowa vs Wisconsin will be the marquee Big Ten West matchup as the last game of the regular season. This is for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
Frankly, this makes the most sense, as the winner of the Iowa-Wisconsin game has represented the Big Ten West in the championship game every year since the league moved to these two divisional distinctions three years ago.
Wisconsin beat Iowa in 2014 and 2016 and played for the title, Iowa beat Wisconsin in 2015 and played for the title.
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Perhaps at the end of the day, the Big Ten needed to evaluate where Nebraska was a program and decided a change was needed for a more marquee and meaningful closer for the West?
Actually, I think that is exactly what they did, all snark aside. This is just a two-year window, and I am sure the Big Ten will continue to move things around based on trends.
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