A Nebraska assistant athletic director said Tuesday that the Big Ten divisions will be announced Wednesday night.
There are various reports saying Jeff Jamrog, that assistant AD, said on a radio show that he expects the Wednesday announcement. A Big Ten Network source told me Tuesday "there is time on the schedule" to announce the conference's divisional alignment Wednesday night.
The source stressed that it no knowledge of an announcement. Only that it is possible because of a season preview scheduled for Wednesday. College football blogger Chris Patterson reported speculation that had been swirling on Twitter and on blogs on Tuesday -- that the Big Ten is getting ready to pop its divisional announcement.
My source called Wednesday night's Big Ten season preview a possible "place holder" for such an announcement. If it ends up going down that way, give the BTN credit for timing. A day before the 2010 season starts we're going to find out how the 12-team Big Ten stacks up for 2011, and beyond. The anticipation is building because the world wants to see where Michigan and Ohio State land.
Three weeks ago, I unveiled my master plan for Ohio State and Michigan to (possibly) play twice a season.