With the Big Ten football season wrapping up last week and the BCS Championship this week, it is time to turn attention to 2013 and the major storylines coming up in the next year. Although the Big Ten could make quite a few resolutions on how to improve in 2013, there will be many compelling stories to follow both during the offseason and once football begins again next autumn.
2013 will mark the final opportunity to raise the crystal football in the BCS format for choosing a national champion. The B1G has only lifted one such trophy since 1998, and nobody expects the conference to be a big player after struggling this season.
However, that is just when a sleeping dog will come up and bite, just like when Ohio State surprised in 2002.
Let's take a look at the biggest items on the agenda for news in 2013 in the Big Ten conference.