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Big Ten, Pac-12 Football To Create Inter-League Schedule System

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The Pac-12 and Big Ten have struck a scheduling agreement beginning in 2017, according to a report.

On a day when the biggest college football story so far is the release of 2012 SEC schedules, the next two power conferences made a little scheduling noise of their own. The two traditional Rose Bowl conferences, the Big Ten and the Pac-12, are making a move to further tie themselves together, as Pete Thamel reports:

Pete Thamel @PeteThamelNYT BREAKING: Pac-12 and Big Ten enter scheduling agreement. All 12 teams playing an inter-league football game starting 2017.

It's a long time away, so we'll have plenty of time to speculate on what this might look like. It could be some sort of 12-year rotating system, or perhaps only last for a couple seasons.

Plenty of interesting matchups that can be fashioned from the two conferences, especially once Texas Tech joins the Pac-12 and Rutgers joins the Big Ten. Is that still happening? No?

Assuming the SEC will respond by just making a formal to-do of what's basically a similar partnership with the SoCon.

For more on things of this nature, visit Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire and Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes.