MSU Athletics confirms Northern Colorado in 2010, Youngstown State in 2011 - Schedule Big Ten despite not sanctioned status The Enlightened Spartan: MSU Athletics confirms Northern Colorado in 2010, Youngstown State in 2011 - Schedule Big Ten despite not sanctioned status

Saturday, August 15, 2009

MSU Athletics confirms Northern Colorado in 2010, Youngstown State in 2011 - Schedule Big Ten despite not sanctioned status

As noted by the ES earlier in the week, MSU does play Youngstown State in 2011, and Northern Colorado in 2010... MSU Football has released schedules for 2010 and 2011... watering down the schedule is truly unfortunate and does little to benefit MSU other than a "guaranteed win" (exception: Appalachian State) - it reduces BCS rankings, it brings in less income. In 2010, Ohio State and Indiana are off the Spartans' schedule; in 2011, Iowa and Northwestern are off the schedule.

Here's an idea: MSU plays Northern Colorado on Sept 25, 2010; Ohio State plays Eastern Michigan the same day. Why can't MSU and Ohio State play each other, despite it not being on the Big Ten docket? And, on Sept 3, 2011, MSU plays Youngstown State; Iowa plays Pittsburgh the same day. Why can't Iowa play MSU on Sept. 3, 2011? Obviously, the scheduling dates are open for these teams, and the schedule would be improved for all Big Ten teams if they played each other as a "nonconference" game. Why not?

2010

9/4 WESTERN MICHIGAN
9/11 @ Florida Atlantic
9/18 NOTRE DAME
9/25 N. COLORADO
10/2 WISCONSIN
10/9 @ Michigan
10/16 ILLINOIS
10/23 @ Northwestern
10/30 @ Iowa
11/6 MINNESOTA
11/13 PURDUE
11/20 @ Penn St

2011

9/3 YOUNGSTOWN ST.
9/10 FLORIDA ATLANTIC
9/17 @ NOTRE DAME
10/1 at Ohio St.
10/8 CENTRAL MICH
10/15 PURDUE
10/22 MICHIGAN
11/5 at Illinois
11/12 at Wisconsin
11/19 INDIANA
11/26 PENN ST

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