UNDATED (WKZO) -- The Big Ten presidents and chancellors have unanimously voted to approve the conference's new divisional realignment. Last year's divisions, the Leaders and Legends are out. The newly named East division will include all the schools in the Eastern Time zone, including the league’s two new members Maryland and Rutgers along with Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Penn State.
The West will be comprised of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin, mostly schools in the Central Time zone. There will be 9, instead of 8 conference football games beginning in 2016.