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2020 Schedule
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9dHeather 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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17dAdam 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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18dAdam 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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19dHeather 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.

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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.

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22dAdam 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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35dAdam Rittenberg

Parents: Lack of confidence in Big Ten's Warren

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.

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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).

Ohio State QB Fields starts a petition for Big Ten to reinstate season (2:25)
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Finebaum confused by timing of Big Ten's announcement (2:28)
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What are the options for Big Ten, Pac-12 players? (2:24)
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McFarland: Big Ten avoiding liability by postponing fall football season (1:08)
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Takeaways from Big Ten schedule release (2:08)
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Team Stats

Passing Yards302.415th
Rushing Yards130.4106th
Points For31.8Tied-117th
Points Against24.582nd