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2020 Schedule
1-0, 1st in Big Ten - East
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The CFB Pod: Heather Dinich on the canceling of Wisconsin-Nebraska. Plus, Pollack and Negandhi give their Week 9 picks

The podcast kicks off with the breaking news of Wisconsin-Nebraska being canceled because of an outbreak amongst the Badgers. Heather Dinich hops on the pod with Negandhi to talk about the cancelation and if Oklahoma State has the makings of a championship team. Then, Pollack and Negandhi discuss Pollack staying up late to watch Rutgers tape, not being overly impressed with Ohio State, what they’re watching for in Oklahoma State-Texas, Trevor Lawrence leaving the door open to stay for another season and their Week 9 picks (9:35).

Rutgers nabs first Big Ten victory since 2017 (1:51)
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Pacheco finds hole for an early Rutgers strike (0:27)
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Rutgers forces four 1st-half turnovers (1:45)
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Greg Schiano on the start of Rutgers' season

The Head Coach of Rutgers football, Greg Schiano, joins the guys to talk about the start of the season, how complex this entire process has been, how the COVID outbreak within their program came about and much more.

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38dHeather Dinich and Adam Rittenberg

Inside the meeting that saved the Big Ten football season

The Big Ten is playing football this fall. What changed? It all came down to updated medical reports. Those who provided that report take ESPN inside the meeting with Big Ten presidents that changed everything.

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The CFB Pod: The Big Ten is BACK! The guys examine how the conference went from postponing its season to an eight-game schedule start in October

David Pollack and Kevin Negandhi kick off the podcast with Adam Rittenberg after the breaking news of the Big Ten playing an eight-game season starting October 24. The guys get into how rapid testing was the game changer in the conference’s decision, the lack of flexibility with the shortened timeline of the season and if players will consider opting back in. Then, Pollack and Negandhi discuss how the Big Ten screwed this whole thing up, why the Pac-12 is even more behind in college football, how the conference stacks up behind Ohio State and D’Eriq King looking ready to scare ACC defenses.

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46dAdam Rittenberg and Heather Dinich

Sources: No vote taken as Big Ten meets again

The Big Ten's presidents and chancellors did not vote Sunday on whether to start the fall football season after hearing updated medical information and other presentations on a potential return to play, sources told ESPN.

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47dAdam Rittenberg and Heather Dinich

Sources: Big Ten revote on football possibly Sun.

The medical subcommittee of the Big Ten return to competition task force met with eight presidents and chancellors of conference universities, and a revote on when to start the fall football season could possibly take place Sunday, sources told ESPN.

Big Ten to present new testing options (1:07)
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48dHeather Dinich and Adam Rittenberg

Sources: B1G group to show new testing options

The Big Ten medical subcommittee will present new testing programs Saturday to a subcommittee of conference presidents and chancellors, outlining options that weren't available last month when the Big Ten postponed the 2020 season, sources told ESPN.

Rutgers University
49dAdam Rittenberg

Rutgers prez calls Trump remarks 'cheap politics'

Rutgers president Jonathan Holloway said President Trump's involvement in the Big Ten's situation will not impact his decision on when the conference's sports should resume.

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52dAdam Rittenberg

Politicians ask Big Ten to rethink postponement

Political leaders from six states sent a letter Tuesday to Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren and the league's presidents and chancellors, urging the conference to reconsider its postponement of the 2020 football season.

What has to happen for Big Ten football to return this year? (1:24)
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Team Stats

Passing Yards170.0Tied-82nd
Rushing Yards106.085th
Points For38.0Tied-19th
Points Against27.0Tied-56th