Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - THV 11's Mark Edwards and Jim Harris with Sporting Life Arkansas discussthe impact of the Big Ten dropping FCS scheduling on these smallerschools.
The Big Ten is planning to phase out gamesagainst Football Championship Subdivision opponents.
Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez said on WIBA-AM in Madison, Wis.,Tuesday night the conference made the decision recently.
"The non-conference schedule in our league is ridiculous," Alvarez said. "It'snot very appealing ...
"So we've made an agreement that our future games will all be (Football BowlSubdivision) schools. It will not be FCS schools."
Big Ten teams went 8-0 against FCS competition this past season. Eventual FCSchampion North Dakota State defeated Minnesota, 37-24, in 2011.
Some Big Ten schools have games scheduled against FCS opponents in the nextthree seasons, so the ban against playing FCS opponents figures to be phasedin over time.