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Legends and Leaders

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Wisch: Big Ten Sacks Legends & Leaders, Now Must Tackle Trophies

Over the weekend, the Big Ten pulled off a heady play when the league leaked word that it’s mercifully dumping the much-maligned Legends and Leaders divisional monikers in favor of geographical names.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2013

New Big Ten Logo

Wisch: Big Ten Should Scrap ‘Legends’ and ‘Leaders’

The Big Ten needs to dump the names. For one thing, more than two months into the season, I can’t even remember which division is which – they sound almost exactly the same – and have to look it up to remind myself every time.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

New Big Ten Logo

Bernstein: New Big Ten Divisions Boring For A Reason

Of course the names “Legends” and “Leaders” have been poorly received by fans and critics. The two new Big Ten division names are uninspiring and uncreative, at best.

670 The Score–12/14/2010