Marcelino Ball tore an ACL during Indiana's workouts last week and will miss the entire season.
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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.
- IU loses key defensive starter Ball to torn ACL
- Sources: No vote taken as Big Ten meets again
- Sources: Big Ten revote on football possibly Sun.
- Sources: B1G group to show new testing options
The full Big Ten football schedule is out, and this is everything you need to know, breaking down the biggest games for each team in the conference.
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.
After declaring the conference would sit out this fall in football, the Big Ten had a change of heart. Here's how it all unfolded.
Teams, players and coaches share their excitement on the October return of Big Ten football.
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.
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.
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.
Courtside: NCAA SVP of Basketball Dan Gavitt talks about what's being considered in deciding when to start the college basketball season
Seth and Dan tip off the podcast by discussing the ACC’s proposal to include all DI teams in this year’s NCAA Tournament and college programs salivating over Billy Donovan. Then the guys are joined by NCAA SVP of Basketball Dan Gavitt (16:24) to talk about the considerations for starting the college basketball season, if the number of games to be eligible for the tournament will be reduced, all of the contingency plans being evaluated for the tournament and more.
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.
A group of Big Ten football parent associations on Wednesday sent an open letter demanding information around the league's decision to postpone the fall football season and a "structured discussion" with first-year commissioner Kevin Warren.
CFB Pod: University presidents have gone silent; how are UNC and Notre proceeding after COVID spike on campus; parents converge on Big Ten HQ
Kevin Negandhi and David Pollack kick off the podcast discussing David’s optimism that the season will get off the ground, athletes already making sacrifices to play pre-pandemic, the podcast they recorded but had to scrap, university presidents going quiet and how college football should crown a champion. Next, Andrea Adelson hops on to talk about how North Carolina and Notre Dame are handling preparations for the football season with spikes in coronavirus cases on campus (32:24). Finally, Adam Rittenberg calls in from the Big Ten headquarters after hearing from parents who are speaking out against the conference’s decision to postpone the season (44:40).
For all the free-agent fans who won't have a Big Ten or Pac-12 team to root for this fall, we're here to help you out.
A look back at the major events leading to the current situation for fall sports, including the Big Ten postponing its season.
The Big Ten Conference has decided to postpone all fall sports, including football, and will look to play those sports in the spring.
Following the lead of their peers in the Pac-12, Big Ten players have formed a unity group to address athlete concerns.
Coaches at Penn State and Wake Forest are self-isolating from at-risk family members because of the risk of catching coronavirus, while players and coaches with underlying health issues must put faith in a system that will keep them safe on campus.