The Big Ten Conference is going to have football after all.
Less than five weeks after pushing fall sports into the spring with player safety concerns in the middle of a pandemic, the conference changed its mind with University Presidents and Chancellors voting unanimously to open its football season the weekend of Oct. 23-24.
All 14 teams will play eight games over eight weeks before Big Ten Championship weekend December 19th. At that time, the first place team in the West will play the first place team in the East for the Big Ten title. The second place teams will face each other, the third place teams will square off and so on, giving each team a ninth game. The new schedule is expected to be released by the end of the week.
The emergence of daily rapid-response testing that wasn’t available last month helped trigger the re-vote, as did recent [Read more…]