If Nebraska goes to the Big Ten conference this offseason or next as has recently been reported then I propose a new look and organization for this conference. Here are my suggestions.
A two team divisional format;
East Division would consist of:
West Division would consist of:
Should Big Ten officials decide to keep the current 8-game conference schedule then in addition to the 5 divisional games, the 3 opponents from the other division should include one permanent (preferably rival) opponent played on a home-and-home basis every year and two rotating opponents. With that in mind here are my proposals for the permanent matchups between the divisions:
Penn State- Nebraska
Ohio State- Wisconsin
Michigan State- Iowa