Big Ten agrees on no more FCS opponents

By Matt Sugam

When Rutgers joins the Big Ten, they won’t be stuffing their schedules with the Howard’s and Norfolk State’s of the world.

That’s because the Big Ten officials recently agreed to stop scheduling FCS opponents on their schedules. The news came via Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez on his weekly radio show.

“The nonconference schedule in our league is ridiculous. It’s not very appealing…, “ Alvarez said on WIBA-AM, adding, “so we’ve made an agreement that our future games will all be Division I schools. It will not be FCS schools.”

It’s unclear when this scheduling decision will go into place, but it likely will be 2014, when Rutgers and Maryland join the conference.

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