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And Another Thing


Big Ten passes geography

So it appears the Big Ten has come down with a raging case of common sense.

Let's hope the convalescence is slow.

Let's hope there will be more moments like this, in which the Big Ten's rumored post-2014 realignment actually seems rational. Legends and Leaders, the two most ridiculous divisional names in history, will be history. The league will be split into West and East divisions, with seven schools that are actually west of the other seven schools comprising the West and seven schools east of the other seven comprising the East.

The interesting thing about this restructuring will be this: Purdue and Indiana will be in opposite divisions, because the dividing line will -- again, logically -- run pretty much right down the middle of Indiana. This will not, reportedly, keep them from playing for the Old Oaken Bucket every year, however, thus preserving that most precious of college football's vanishing species: The traditional rivalry.

More common sense. Someone take these guys' temperatures.

Ben Smith's blog.