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Big Ten football announces
return to play 2020 season on
Oct. 24 with eight games,
daily rapid testing

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Posted By: DaddyO, 9/16/2020 10:02:00 AM

The Big Ten announced Tuesday that its Council of Presidents and Chancellors has voted to allow the league to play football in fall 2020. The Big Ten will open its season on the weekend of Oct. 24 with teams playing eight games in eight weeks and a Big Ten Championship Game scheduled for Dec. 19, sources tell CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd. That would make the Big Ten eligible for the College Football Playoff as the final CFP Rankings announcement of the season is set or Dec. 20. The conference will now feature daily, rapid COVID-19 testing as a focal point of its return to play plan.

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I will always believe the BIg 10 and Pac 12 tried to bully the other colleges into shutting everything down. Biden even ran ads in Pennsylvania blaming Trump. This can't be good news to Biden.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 9/16/2020 10:06:40 AM (No. 542467)
All about the money.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jethro bo 9/16/2020 10:06:46 AM (No. 542468)
Money talks. Pandemics walk. Why can't the rest of the world follow the brave, bold Big 10 example?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: oldmagnolia 9/16/2020 10:09:31 AM (No. 542471)
The farm teams of the NFL love money.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: planetgeo 9/16/2020 10:26:47 AM (No. 542488)
Can't let the SEC get all that TV money, eh?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 9/16/2020 10:31:13 AM (No. 542492)
And with espn about to cease operations, college football had to do something. Right, Stephen Smith?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: hershey 9/16/2020 12:44:05 PM (No. 542654)
Who really gives a flying f _ _ K about anything they do?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: HotRod 9/16/2020 12:44:11 PM (No. 542655)
It's amazing what an alumni can do with money and coach's job security!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: john56 9/16/2020 12:53:30 PM (No. 542661)
Many years ago, there was a cartoon called "Tank MacNamara" about a washed-up athlete turned sportscaster. When the NFL went on strike in the early 80s, the networks had to fill the Sunday afternoon football spots (remember, we didn't have cable back then and the NCAA tightly regulated football broadcasts). The networks were obligated to carry a certain number of D2 and D3 games each year, so they figured they'd knock those out while the NFL was on strike. Back to Tank. One cartoon has a couple of guys from "The University of Wisconsin-Whey" on the phone with CBS. One guy says to the other, "CBS wants to broadcast our game against University of Wisconsin-Curds this Sunday." The other guy asks him how much will CBS pay for the broadcast rights. So the guy asks the CBS guy and reports. "A million dollars. The system is set up for D1 football and the IT guys say it's not cost effective to reprogram the computer." I'm thinking the B10 got that message, circa 2020.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bad-hair 9/16/2020 1:19:12 PM (No. 542704)
These guys are panicked because the NFL is going down and taking the big draft paydays with it. If you are a fan how about we go to the free Friday night football games and tell the quarterback he had better get his math scores up or he'll be benched for 2 weeks. That's how we used to do it.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: stablemoney 9/16/2020 1:50:41 PM (No. 542745)
I was hoping the schools would shut down and the nation could save the expense of their salaries for a year.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: snakeoil 9/16/2020 2:05:53 PM (No. 542753)
Goodie. Another chance for Jim Harbaugh to be humiliated by OSU.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Luke21 9/16/2020 2:10:45 PM (No. 542755)
The initial observer is right. The Big 12 and Pac 12 had gaslighted the other conferences into quitting, but Trevor Lawrence of Clemson started tweeting "Nobody asked us, and we want to play." ACC and SEC turned around and so did the Big 12.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: RuckusTom 9/16/2020 2:12:35 PM (No. 542757)
Golly, you mean a cut in alumni donations might mean we administrators have to take a pay cut - or get laid off from our cushy jobs? Your darn straight we'll be playing football this year.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Jennie C. 9/16/2020 8:51:03 PM (No. 543039)
Of course it's about the money, everyone knows that. BUT... Yessssssssssss!!!! Go Bucks!!
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