Big Ten Announces Division Names, Unveils Logo
After months of speculation, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany appeared on the Big Ten Network Monday afternoon to unveil the conference’s new logo and divisional names. You can see one of the versions of the logo to the right (kinda new-age, could be worse).
Citing that geography and past figures of the Big Ten were not taken into account during the naming process, the conference chose the names Legends and Leaders for the two-six team groups, with Penn State representing the Leaders Division. Delany said that the names were chosen because the Big Ten has many legends of the past while producing future leaders.
Past and present Penn Staters were also honored by having their names attached to trophies that will be given out my the Big Ten starting next year. The winner of the Big Ten Championship game will receive the Stagg-Paterno Championship Trophy, the conference’s top defensive lineman will receive an award named after former number-one overall NFL Draft pick and Penn State defensive end Courtney Brown, and the top tight end will be bestowed the Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year trophy named in honor of Ted Kwalick, who played for the Nittany Lions in the sixties.
The logo has seemed to be met with indifference but the names have already received harsh criticism on Twitter. What do you think of the conference’s decisions?