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The Big 10 Reverses Course and Will Play Starting October 23rd

As expected, the Big Ten Conference reversed its decision to postpone fall sports until the spring of 2021 and they WILL play. The football season will now begin the weekend of October 23rd.

The Big Ten includes schools like Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Purdue. And they’ve faced intense pressure from coaches, players, parents, and fans who wanted to play this fall.

The Big Ten will have “significant medical protocols, including daily testing, enhanced cardiac screening, and an enhanced data-driven approach when making decisions about practice / competition.”

The daily testing will begin by September 30th.

Each team will attempt to play eight games in eight weeks before the Big Ten championship game on December 19th. So the season will be complete before the December 20th “Selection Day” for the College Football Playoff.

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