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    All five Power 5 conferences plan to play college football this season.Now that all five Power 5 conferences will play, we’ll go back to our original rankings format. While it was fun to see what Group of 5 conferences like the ACC and the Sun Belt could do to get our attention, the ACC, the Big 12 and the SEC have already played conference games and the Big Ten and Pac-12 aren’t all that far behind from joining them. Though there will be times where we might think the ACC is better than the Pac-12, we’re really grasping at straws to prove a point. 1 Southeastern Conference Eight Ranked Teams Best Team: Alabama Crimson Tide (No. 2) As a shock...
    Ohio State will officially have Shaun Wade and Wyatt Davis back for the 2020 season. Ohio State football will be back in four weeks and they’ll have two of their most important players back when they do. On Monday, head coach Ryan Day confirmed the All-American candidates have been cleared to play, according to ESPN. Both players had declared for the NFL Draft when the Big Ten canceled their fall season. When the league reversed course and planned a restart beginning on Oct. 24, the two began the process of regaining their eligibility.Ohio State’s title hopes are bolstered by Shaun Wade and Wyatt Davis.For Ohio State, getting Wade and Davis back is a huge boost in their hopes of returning...
    Kentucky legislator urges police to drop charges against her and fellow Breonna Taylor protesters Berkeley becomes 1st city to ban junk food at grocery store checkouts AP Top 25: Big Ten and Pac-12 return to most unusual poll No. 6 Ohio State, No. 10 Penn State and No. 14 Oregon returned to The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday, weeks before they start playing, creating a Top 25 as unusual as this season. © APWF FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2019, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields throws a pass against Clemson during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal in Glendale, Ariz. When Fields got together with some of his...
    The college football rankings are radically different after Oklahoma and LSU losses and the return of Big Ten and Pac-12 teams in the AP Top 25. The first three weeks of the college football season were a nice refresher of what we had missed for about eight months, but fans got real competitive action in Week 4 with the SEC back and the ACC and Big 12 facing more conference foes. We are still a month away from the Big Ten returning and the Pac-12 recently announced it would be returning in November with a seven-game schedule as well as the Mountain West. There are now just three teams in college football that won’t be playing games this season. Yes,...
    The 2020 college football season took another turn Thursday night with the Pac-12 Conference’s decision to opt back into the College Football Playoff race.   The Pac-12, which followed the Big Ten by postponing its fall season in August, will now play a seven-game season beginning Nov. 6. That means all five Power 5 conferences are back on — but the COVID-19 pandemic will still be a factor given that more than 20 games have already been postponed or canceled since the season started in the first week of September. The College Football Playoff, which started in 2014, likely will see a one-of-a-kind race as a result. There is a lot to sort out over the next three months.   How many games...
    (CNN)The Pac-12 Conference voted Thursday to return to play college football this fall.Beginning November 6, each team in the Pac-12 will play seven conference-only games, with the championship game scheduled for December 18.The vote marks a reversal from the conference's previous stance, as they officially voted to postpone fall sports back in August, along with the Big Ten. The Big Ten, however, reversed that decision earlier this month, announcing it would begin play in October -- leaving the Pac-12 as the only Power Five conference still postponing.Still, the conference's announcement comes less than a week after two college football games were postponed because of Covid-19 concerns on the team. Among the Power Five conferences, the ACC and Big 12 have...
    The Pac-12 is joining the rest of the Power Five for fall football. A week after the Big Ten reversed course on postponing the 2020 season because of the coronavirus, the Pac-12 is following suit, according to multiple reports, with a formal announcement expected later Thursday night. The conference is reportedly set to begin a seven-game season on Nov. 6 after voting to play. ESPN reports the conference’s championship game will be played Dec. 18. The Big Ten cited the recent development of daily testing capabilities as a reason for changing its decision. The league is set to begin play the weekend of Oct. 24. The SEC, ACC and Big 12 forged ahead, and now all Power Five conferences...
    Mark S. Rosentraub University of Michigan (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis, and commentary from academic experts.) Mark S. Rosentraub, University of Michigan (THE CONVERSATION) Editor’s note: Despite concerns about COVID-19, Big Ten college football is set to begin Oct. 24. Here, Mark Rosentraub, a professor of sport management, addresses some of the benefits and potential drawbacks of playing football too soon. How much of this decision is related to revenue? ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 30: Michigan Wolverines Head Football Coach Jim Harbaugh watches the pregame warmups prior to the start of the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Stadium on November 30, 2019 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman has decided to opt back in for the 2020 football season in light of the Big Ten’s resumption of fall competition, contingent on the star junior gaining the necessary eligibility clearance. Coach P.J. Fleck confirmed Tuesday that Bateman has rejoined the Gophers for practice. Because Bateman signed with an agency this summer in anticipation of declaring for the next NFL draft, his playing status has not yet been established. Minnesota is scheduled to open against Michigan on Oct. 24. Bateman had 1,219 yards and 11 touchdowns in 13 games for the Gophers last year, leading the conference with an average of 20.3 yards per reception. Two of Ohio State’s best players, cornerback...
    The college football conference power rankings welcome back the Big Ten.The Big Ten is coming back, and college football became more interesting because of it. Though the Power 5 conference won’t return until Week 9 on Oct. 24, the plan is for the Big Ten to have nine conference games to be played before the middle of December. While there is no room for error to get those nine games in, we’ll take any and all Big Ten football as long as we can get it. So welcome back to the college football conference power rankings party, Midwesterners! It’s so good to have the Big Ten back, but will we get back the MAC, Mountain West and Pac-12? Next: 50...
    2020 Emmys: Celebrity Pajamas University of Georgia fraternity suspends operations after racist chat messages Sources: Mountain West on cusp of fall football return Mountain West Conference officials are optimistic the league will vote this week for its football programs to return to the field, sources told Yahoo Sports on Monday. The league’s athletic directors met on Monday and discussed with conference officials the final steps in returning, including a testing plan that involves frequent antigen testing. The final plan still needs to be approved by Mountain West Conference presidents, who have a scheduled meeting for Friday but could end up voting earlier, sources said.  The league is aiming to return to play on Oct. 24 and execute an eight-game...
    Nebraska miffed with the Big Ten, Clemson cruises, Rex Culpepper gets the biggest win of the week, Pac-12 gets closer to a return, the end of Tate Martell and the start of the SEC season. The Big Ten didn’t do Nebraska any favors with their revised schedule and there are whispers that the league is sending a message to the program for being so vocal in their disdain for the conference, including threatening to leave the conference and threatening legal action. Martell first committed to Washington before de-committing and committing to Texas A&M. But then he de-committed from the Aggies and committed to Ohio State where he played in mop-up duty behind Dwayne Haskins. When Justin Fields was thinking of...
    With the Big Ten coming back, Ohio State is back in the latest College Football Playoff projections after Week 3’s games.A familiar face joins a few others in these College Football Playoff projections for Week 3. With the Big Ten getting its season back, we can include the likes of the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Wisconsin Badgers for playoff consideration. Though the other FBS conferences may return as well, four of the Power 5 conferences are being considered for this week’s playoff projections. Which four college football blue-bloods are expected to get in now? Though it’s all chalk at the top, we’re just glad to see the Big Ten reemerge as a factor in...
    Rochester shooting: Two people were killed and 14 wounded during backyard party shooting Foods you can and cant keep after their expiration date Opinion: As SEC pushed through with patience, Big Ten faltered in handling COVID-19 and football The stress was unrelenting, and Greg Sankey’s head pounded. Why the Big Tens return needed to happen to legitimize CFP and 2020 champion USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next UCF vs Georgia Tech Football Highlights (2020) ACC Digital Network Utah political leaders react to Justice Ginsburgs death KSTU Salt Lake City, UT Boston College vs. Duke Football Highlights (2020) ACC Digital Network Syracuse vs....
    Bikefest expected to draw thousands, spurring virus concerns Foods you can and cant keep after their expiration date Nebraska AD Bill Moos wasn’t toasting champagne when he saw 2020 football schedule The Big Ten’s revised schedule for starting its 2020 season kicking off on October 24 was released Saturday, and Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos isn’t thrilled. Or, as he told the Omaha World-Herald, he “wasn’t toasting champagne” when he first saw the schedule Friday night. © Provided by For The Win After the Big Ten postponed football indefinitely in August, it reversed its decision and announced Tuesday its plan to play, along with its COVID-19 protocols. Each team will play eight games in eight weeks with the conference...
    If Jalen Mayfield can play for Michigan football, it can contend this year.Jalen Mayfield wants back in at Michigan football, which would be wonderful for the Wolverines. Mayfield, who projects as a first-round 2021 NFL Draft prospect at offensive tackle, initially opted out of the 2020 college season. Though he did sign with an agent, this was before the Big Ten got its season back on track with an Oct. 24 start date. Assuming guys like Mayfield, Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons and Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman can play, this is great. Hey @Qbjayy7 ???????? — Jalen Mayfield (@jay_may_11) September 18, 2020 Jalen Mayfield’s return to Michigan will help Joe Milton have success.The Michigan Wolverines are in a group...
    Alabama football coach Nick Saban said he was happy for college football and student-athletes after the Big Ten Conference reversed course and announced it will have a fall sports season after all. He told ESPN on Friday that it will be interesting to see how the postseason in the sport plays out. COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 3 PREVIEW: TOP 25 TEAMS LOAD UP THE SCHEDULE WITH LOUISVILLE-MIAMI AS THE MARQUEE MATCHUP “That's going to be the hardest thing this year, some teams playing more games than others,” he said. “Even in our league, if we have somebody that has an issue and can't play a game, how do you determine when you don't have equality across the board who goes to...
    The Big Ten Conference on Saturday announced its schedule for the 2020 college football season. The 14 schools will begin a conference-only schedule Oct. 24 and games will run through Dec. 12. The Big Ten Championship Game will be played Dec. 19 between the top teams in the East and the West. BIG TEN WILL ‘GIVE IT A GO’ AFTER NFL, OTHER CONFERENCES’ SUCCESS BUT WILL FACE CHALLENGES, JIM GRAY SAYS One of the most intriguing matchups always on the schedule is between Ohio State and Michigan. That game will be Dec. 12 in Columbus, Ohio, and broadcast on FOX. Earlier in the week, the Big Ten Conference announced it would resume the football season and put in place a slew...
    Justin Fields’ reaction to facing Nebraska football in Week 1 is fantastic.Big Ten football is back and Justin Fields could not be happier to play Nebraska football Week 1. The Heisman Trophy finalist from a season ago will indeed play his true junior season with the Ohio State Buckeyes in 2020 before presumably going pro. It’ll be a nine-game, conference-only slate, but Fields was ecstatic to know his Buckeyes will be facing the Nebraska Cornhuskers in The Horseshoe Week 1. He is simply beside himself to be playing college football for one last ride. “Definitely exciting, Fields said on College GameDay. “It’s just mind-blowing that the way God works.” Justin Fields was pumped after finding out Ohio State will open...
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — The Maryland Terrapins will open up their season Saturday, October 24, on the road against Northwestern. The team released an updated schedule Saturday. The Terps’ schedule includes eight Big Ten games. The Terps will host Minnesota, Ohio State, Michigan State and Rutgers. On the road, the Terps will face Northwestern, Penn State, Indiana and Michigan. Third times a charm ???? Our 2020 schedule is here! pic.twitter.com/EwnkewQNKe — Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) September 19, 2020 The Big Ten announced this week fall sports will return the weekend of October 23-24 despite the coronavirus pandemic. The conference said it has adopted significant medical protocols including daily antigen testing for football players, coaches and staff that will keep everyone...
    Wisconsin football should be the favorite to come out of the Big Ten West. Big Ten football is back, meaning Wisconsin football will have its shot at winning it all. The Big Ten will begin its 2020 college football season on Oct. 24. It will play a nine-game, conference-only schedule with no byes built in. Each team will play all six of its division rivals, two teams out of the opposite division and a third team from the other division that will be based on competitive balance at the end of the season. Let’s find out who the Wisconsin Badgers will play. Here is the updated 2020 college season schedule for Wisconsin football.Updated 2020 Wisconsin football season schedule Week 1...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Big Ten has released the football schedule for the fall 2020 season, and has announced Minnesota will face Michigan on Oct. 24. Minnesota will play against the Wolverines at home, after which they will play at Maryland on Oct. 31. On Nov. 7, they will play at Illinois, and on Nov. 14 will play at home against Iowa. Nov. 21 they will be at home against Purdue and on Nov. 28, they will play against Wisconsin. On Dec. 5, they will play at home against Northwestern, and end the regular season on Dec. 12 against Nebraska. Dec. 19 marks the beginning of Big Ten champions week. The Big Ten initially postponed the fall football season because of...
    Michigan State football is up against it with its new Big Ten schedule. Mel Tucker will face some major challenges in his first year leading Michigan State football. With the Big Ten resuming its college football season in about a month, all 14 member institutions will play a nine-game schedule. Each team will play its six division rivals, two teams from the opposite division and a ninth competitive balance game yet to be determined as the final game of the 2020 Big Ten football season. Here is what Michigan State has to navigate this season.Here is Michigan State football’s updated 2020 college season schedule.Updated Michigan State football 2020 season schedule Week 1 (Oct. 24): vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (East Lansing,...
    What if theres a tie? How the Supreme Court works when there are only 8 justices Chain restaurants in the financial danger zone Takeaways from the Big Tens updated 2020 football schedule Hopefully the third time will be the charm for the Big Ten. After a whirlwind month, the conference announced on Wednesday that it will indeed play football in the fall. The Big Ten’s eight-game regular season schedule will begin on Oct. 24 and the full slate was unveiled Saturday morning. It marked the third time the conference had to assemble a schedule for the 2020 football season. With rapid daily testing for COVID-19 on the way, the conference is attempting to cram nine games for each team...
    Michigan football gets one of the toughest draws in the Big Ten in 2020. The Big Ten will be playing ball in a few weeks, but Michigan football’s new schedule is not easy. As part of the nine-game season schedule, the Michigan Wolverines will face their six Big Ten East rivals, two teams out of the Big Ten West and a third team out of the opposite division for a competitive balance game in Week 9. Michigan unfortunately has to play the two best teams out of the Big Ten West this year in the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Wisconsin Badgers. Lets try this again. Your UPDATED 2020 Schedule. ???? pic.twitter.com/hIOjzFGFzr — Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) September 19, 2020...
    A fall twindemic? As US nears 200,000 coronavirus deaths, experts fear COVID-19, flu may be a deadly combo Chain restaurants in the financial danger zone Big Ten releases 2020 football schedule Just over a month after the Big Ten canceled its college football season, the conference released its 2020 fall schedule on Saturday following the decision to resume play. © Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports The Big Ten initially had concerns about playing football amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with the conference citing a lack of rapid testing and potential long-term risks for student-athletes. Following pushback from players, coaches and fans, college football is returning to the Big Ten in 2020. Big Ten releases 2020 conference-only schedule, will start Oct. 24On...
    Be careful what you wish for, Nebraska. The Cornhuskers got what they wanted — and more — on Saturday when the Big Ten released its 2020 schedule, seemingly finalizing its commitment to play a delayed, truncated season. The week-by-week schedule offered several interesting matchups and insights, including this: Nebraska’s schedule is one of the hardest in the conference, if not the country. Here’s a week-by-week look at the Huskers’ schedule: — at Ohio State (Oct. 24)— vs. Wisconsin (Oct. 31)— at Northwestern (Nov. 7)— vs. Penn State (Nov. 14)— vs. Illinois (Nov. 21)— at Iowa (Nov. 28)— at Purdue (Dec. 5)— vs. Minnesota (Dec. 12)— Championship Week (Dec. 19) MORE: What to know about Big Ten football schedule start...
    The Big Ten announced its 2020 football schedule Saturday, which includes Maryland’s first-ever trip to Northwestern to open their season on Oct. 24. The Terps’ home opener is Oct. 31 against Minnesota. Maryland will play consecutive home games against Ohio State (Nov. 14) and Michigan State (Nov. 21) before closing out the regular season Dec. 12 against Rutgers. Maryland’s away slate takes them to Penn State on Nov. 7 and on the road Thanksgiving weekend to play Indiana (Nov. 28) before a trip to face Michigan on Dec. 5. Maryland announced a ninth game against a cross-divisional opponent on Dec. 19 on Big Ten Champions Week. The kickoff times and broadcast information have yet to be released. This is the...
    Explainer: How RBGs death could shift the Supreme Court - and American life - rightward 25 Towns Devastated by Losing a Single Company Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/10 SLIDES © AP Big Ten announces schedule Better late than never for some. The coronavirus pandemic saw the Big Ten postpone its football season Aug. 11. Now, the conference is back and ready for an eight-week run commencing Oct. 24. The highlights and the...
    In an early morning announcement, Big Ten on Saturday released its complete, revised-second-time, eight-game conference-only 2020 football schedule. Big Ten is getting a fresh start and has decided to match the least scheduled games at the Power Five conferences in the fall of 2020, the traditional week of the season is Saturday, Oct. 8. Special date games, such as Friday games Will be announced later For a publication from the state of Ohio. ACC and Big 12 started playing in the 2nd week, while SEC is set to start the traditional 4th week on September 26th. The Big Ten Championship game is scheduled for December 19, just a day before the final college football playoff rankings for the 2020 season...
    Ohio State football is the team capable of running the Big Ten gauntlet.The Big Ten released its 2020 season schedule, and Ohio State football is in fantastic shape. The Ohio State Buckeyes draw a very favorable eight-game, conference-only schedule. While they do have to play on the road vs. the Penn State Nittany Lions, their only other potentially challenging game will be vs. the Michigan Wolverines in The Horseshoe. Let’s take a look at what Ohio State might be able to do with its updated 2020 college football season schedule. Here is Ohio State football’s new 2020 college football season schedule.Updated 2020 Ohio State football season schedule Week 1 (Oct. 24): vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers (Columbus, OH) Week 2 (Oct. 31):...
    Felicity Jones Honors Ruth Bader Ginsburg After Her Death: She Stood for Integrity and Justice Opinion: Stock market is at the start of a selloff, says veteran trader Larry Williams Big Ten releases full 2020 football schedule The Big Ten released its full 2020 football schedule Saturday. © Joe Robbins / Getty Images Sport / Getty The conference-only slate will begin the week of Oct. 24 with the championship game scheduled for Dec. 19 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis - one day before the College Football Playoff's Selection Day. All times are to be determined. Ohio State, which won the Big Ten in each of the last three seasons, will host Nebraska in its season opener. The Buckeyes...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff ROSEMONT, Ill. (KDKA) — The Big Ten Conference announced the schedule for the 2020 football season on Saturday. The Big Ten Conference announced today the schedule for the 2020 football season, including an eight-game Conference-only schedule starting the weekend of October 24 plus a ninth game for all 14 teams during a newly created Big Ten Champions Week the weekend of December 19. pic.twitter.com/jaDXMhh2C8 — Big Ten Conference (@bigten) September 19, 2020 The conference had originally canceled the season but reversed its decision on September 16. RELATED STORY: Big Ten Football To Return October 23-24 The first scheduled games are slated for October 24. The Big Ten Champions Week – East Vs. West...
    The Big Ten unveiled its schedule Saturday — the conference’s third-different slate of games for the 2020 season. The conference will play eight games starting Oct. 24, a new schedule that offers a few new wrinkles for 2020. Ohio State — the three-time defending champions — will face rival Michigan in the final week of the season on Dec. 12. MORE: What to know about Big Ten football schedule start date & more That would be the end of the road of a successful return to college football — one that features some interesting cross-division games between the Big Ten East and Big Ten West divisions. Here is a week-by-week breakdown of the best the Big Ten schedule has...
    The 2020 Big Ten football schedule has been released for all our enjoyment.Big Ten football returns in a little over a month and we could not be more excited about that. With advances in coronavirus testing, as well as a not-so-gentle push from people outside of the university presidents and chancellors’ offices, the popular Power 5 conference will return to the college football gridiron beginning on Oct. 24. The updated eight-game schedule with a ninth competitive balance game was unveiled on FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff on Saturday morning. Here is the updated 2020 Big Ten football schedule with nine games apiece.Week 1 (Oct. 24) Nebraska Cornhuskers at Ohio State Buckeyes (Columbus, OH) Michigan Wolverines at Minnesota Golden Gophers (Minneapolis, MN)...
    The Big Ten on Saturday announced its Week 1 schedule for the 2020 college football season — an abbreviated campaign necessitated by its late start date amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But less football is better than no football at all, and the opening slate of games will give Big Ten fans the football they otherwise might not have seen until 2021. Should a team get through the Big Ten slate unscathed, they’ll have the opportunity for a nonconference game at the end of the season, anyway. MORE: What to know about Big Ten football schedule start date Here’s everything you need to know about the start of the 2020 Big Ten college football season, and its Week 1 slate of...
    Songs we’d love to hear Beyoncé cover 7 Reasons Not to Move When You Retire Opinion: As the SEC pushed through with patience, the Big Ten faltered in its handling of COVID-19 The stress was unrelenting, and Greg Sankey’s head pounded. Why the Big Tens return needed to happen to legitimize CFP and 2020 champion USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Bakersfield College breaking racial barriers in the athletics department KERO Bakersfield, CA Lorenzen Wright’s family is still waiting for justice: Part 11 ABC News Protesters call for Rootstown superintendents resignation after football coach leaves WKYC-TV Cleveland Fire Fight Against Bobcat Fire...
    The newest iteration of the Big Ten football schedule will be unveiled on Saturday morning. Will the third time be the charm for the Big Ten football schedule? Since Ohio State and Michigan are both in the East Division there is no worry of that rivalry tilt being impacted. Whether or not playoff contenders like the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions are matched up against the likes of Wisconsin in the West will have to be seen. Next: College coaches who would be the life of the tailgate party For more NCAA football news, analysis, opinion and unique coverage by FanSided, including Heisman Trophy and College Football Playoff rankings, be sure to bookmark these pages.
    Lyft calls for building bus, bike lanes in cities This Food Company Was Just Shut Down By the FDA Grateful - Players celebrate Big Tens reversal on season COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) When Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields gathered with some of his teammates last Saturday to watch college football on TV, the mood was dark. © APWF FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2019, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields throws a pass against Clemson during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal in Glendale, Ariz. When Fields got together with some of his teammates last Saturday to watch college football on TV, the mood was dark. Distraught, Fields said. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri,...
    *** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season and twice-a-week in the summer. (Sign up here for a free subscription.) This edition, from Sept. 18, has been made available in archived form. CFP Prospects (and Paychecks) Our attempt to address all angles of the Pac-12’s seemingly imminent decision to play football this fall has, thus far, omitted one important piece: The College Football Playoff. So let’s dig in here and now, in advance of the presidents’ meeting this afternoon. (More on that below.) In terms of access, there is no games-played requirement. The Pac-12 champion could be selected with a 6-0 or 7-0 record. It could, but most certainly won’t. If the conference winner...
    Photo flashback: Bill Murrays life and career in pictures Most Educated City in Every State Big Ten shakes up College Football Playoff picture with decision to play this fall The Big Ten's regular-season reboot will reintroduce some of the best teams in the Bowl Subdivision and dramatically alter the state of the College Football Playoff, which for the first two weeks of the 2020 season seemed destined to be dominated by the ACC and SEC. Why the Big Tens return needed to happen to legitimize CFP and 2020 champion USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next COVID-19 in Schools in Southwest Florida WFTX Fort Myers, FL Rallies to reopen Montco...
    The Big Ten is back! For the moment. But not for another month at least. College football’s most storied conference (even though its tradition involves a name that doesn’t accurately reflect the number of members) runs a reverse from last month’s decision not to play fall sports by setting a sprint that begins Oct. 23-24 and ends with a championship week/weekend that involves all 14 schools in crossover games. While we’re still awaiting Maryland’s new 2020 schedule (the third the Terps will have this year), who isn’t giddy with the anticipation of the early Christmas present that is Purdue-Rutgers? College football is not a nation per se, it’s a confederation of conferences that compete on and off the field —...
    Ohio State cornerback Shaun Wade said Thursday he was opting back into the college football season after the Big Ten Conference announced the reinstatement of the fall sports schedule. Wade had announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft as the Big Ten was still humming and hawing about what to do about fall sports, in particular college football, as other conferences around the nation had not postponed their seasons. The cornerback said on ESPN he was going back to the Buckeyes. BIG TEN COLLEGE FOOTBALL STAR SHAUN WADE'S DAD ARGUES FOR PLAYERS' UNION AMID SON'S DECISION TO PLAY “Really, back in January, I didn't go to the draft and my goal was to come back, be a captain, get...
    NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre praised the Big Ten conference for deciding to go forward with their 2020 season, despite concerns across the sports world about the coronavirus pandemic. Favre told "The Story" on Thursday that football is a welcome respite from the negative events going on around the country. "Football needed to be back," the longtime former Green Bay Packer said. "It’s exciting -- and I’m excited to see other conferences playing as well... We need something to take our minds off of everything else that is happened in the last six months." Just weeks after announcing the postponement of all fall semester sports, the Big Ten Conference and its Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously Tuesday to resume the football...
    The Big Ten greenlit the football season because "they see the success of the NFL and other college football conferences" amid the coronavirus pandemic, said Fox News contributor Jim Gray. “I think they see the success the NFL is having -- some of the other conferences -- and they figured 'hey, look players want to play, the coaches want to play, many of the fans even though they can't attend the games want to see what is going on and let's face it the institutions are dying for this revenue and there is a tremendous amount of money from television," Gray told "America's Newsroom." “I think they have seen what can go on here. I mean, look what is going on. Obviously...
    Shaun Wade opts back in, amplifying Ohio State football’s title aspirations. With Shaun Wade opting back in, Ohio State football may get to the national title bout after all. Big Ten football, and seemingly the rest of the FBS, are planning on playing this fall, kicking off right around Halloween. While Wade initially opted out of the 2020 college season, his return should have Buckeye Nation ecstatic. Wade will be a first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, but him opting back in ensures the Ohio State Buckeyes will be a factor in the playoff conversation. Shaun Wade is coming back to Ohio State. — Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) September 17, 2020 Shaun Wade, Wyatt Davis opting back in should help Ohio...
    On Wednesday, the Big Ten football conference announced that it would resume its football season after all. Presidents and chancellors voted unanimously, and the result is an eight-game season with an opening weekend on Oct. 24. The most integral part of resuming what was initially a postponed season? Daily coronavirus testing. And, as ABC News reports, the Trump administration was so deadset on the season resuming, the White House offered coronavirus tests to the Big Ten. While the conference ultimately reportedly went with a private company instead, this perhaps sheds light on why Donald Trump thanked himself on Twitter for having “helped” get the season back in order. Trump also hopped onto a sports radio show on Thursday, saying he offered...
    President Trump, along with college football parents and fans, pushed for the Big Ten to resume this fall, but the fight for players continues for one parent. Randy Wade, the father of Ohio State star cornerback Shaun Wade, told "Fox & Friends" Thursday that parents need to form a union for players in the wake of how the student-athletes have been treated amid the coronavirus pandemic. "At the end of the day, we wanted transparency but at the end of the day, the bottom line was we want to make football safe," he said. "We as the parents and the fans thought that they shut it down too early. Of course, we don't know ... it doesn't even matter ... our kids are playing and they have a chance to play for the national championship." Regardless of...
    President Donald Trump admitted he offered taxpayer funded COVID tests to Big Ten football teams to start playing because he was furious over a Joe Biden campaign ad that blamed the president for empty stadiums.  'That's actually what got me into gear,' Trump told Fox Sports Radio's Clay Travis Thursday morning. 'That was such a dirty thing to do. It was because of that I actually activated and got it done.'  The ad, which was released in late August, showed empty stadiums - including Pittsburgh's Heinz Field and Michigan's 'Big House' - beaches and church pews, and said 'Trump put America on the sidelines,' as the Star Spangled Banner played.  President Donald Trump, photographed during Wednesday's press briefing, said on...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Forty-two players and staff with the Wisconsin football team have tested positive for COVID-19 as the Big Ten makes plans to get the season started. Public Health Madison & Dane County says the 42 people tested positive since June when athletes and staff returned to campus. Twenty-nine of the positive tests were from Sept. 1 through Sept. 15. Health officials in Madison and Dane County are urging fans not to gather to watch football games when the Badgers begin their season in October. “Of course it’s disappointing that something as well-loved as gathering to watch Badger football games can’t happen this year,” Janel Heinrich, director of Public Health Madison & Dane County, said in a statement....
    Films that did the best and worst jobs of predicting the future Super savers: How much is too much to put in a savings account? Now that Big Ten football is back on, will top prospects return? After the Big Ten made their initial decision to postpone the 2020 college football season from the fall until possibly the spring, some of the conference’s top prospects made the decision to start preparing for the 2021 NFL Draft. © Provided by Draft Wire Big names like Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons, Purdue wide receiver Rondale Moore, Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman and others decided not to wait around for a potential spring season that would overlap with the NFL’s predraft process....
    Other than slavery, COVID-19 lockdowns are worst civil liberties infringement in US history, Barr says John Lewis and Waitrose axed staff bonuses for the first time in 65 years after recording a $71 million loss Opinion: Big Tens decision to play football signals darkest day in conferences sports history For decades, the Big Ten has thought of itself as a different kind of sports conference, one that proudly touts the academic achievements and Great Lakes values of its like-minded, highly-regarded, internationally-ranked research institutions. The Big Ten wasn’t the SEC; it wasn’t the Big 12. It was better than that, and it was happy to tell you all about it. Why the Big Tens return needed to happen to legitimize...
    When the Big Ten announced in August it was postponing its football season, the Pac-12 wasn’t far behind. They may take the same path to reviving their seasons. After the Big Ten announced on Wednesday it was reversing its decision and plans to kick off in October, the Pac-12 could soon follow their lead and join the rest of the power five conferences in playing football this fall through the COVID-19 pandemic. Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott had said early on Wednesday that the league still did not have approval from state or local public health officials in California and Oregon to start contact practices. But those states’ governors said later in the day there were no restrictions on their...
    When the Big Ten announced in August it was postponing its football season, the Pac-12 wasn’t far behind. They may take the same path to reviving their seasons. After the Big Ten announced on Wednesday it was reversing its decision and plans to kick off in October, the Pac-12 could soon follow their lead and join the rest of the power five conferences in playing football this fall through the COVID-19 pandemic. Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott had said early on Wednesday that the league still did not have approval from state or local public health officials in California and Oregon to start contact practices. But those states’ governors said later in the day there were no restrictions on their level,...
    Did the Big Ten presidents make a wise, science-based, facts-supported decision? Or did they roll the dice when they ran a reverse we didn’t know they had in their playbook and voted unanimously Wednesday to start the conference’s football season in five weeks? Did they cave to the pressure that came from other leagues and even high school teams playing football despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the pressure from the enormous hunger for college football and from the presssure to do something to avoid seeing their athletic departments’ budgets go over a financial cliff? We shall see as the season unfolds, or maybe not until a year or two or a decade go by. College presidents have never struck me...
    The Pac-12 Conference's commissioner said late Wednesday that its college football teams would move to resume practices and “return to competition” amid the coronavirus pandemic after the Big Ten announced that its games would resume. Larry Scott said in a statement shared on Twitter that “state public health officials will allow for contact practice and return to competition," adding that “there are no state restrictions on our ability to play sports in light of our adherence to strict health and safety protocols and stringent testing requirements, including our recently announced partnership with Quidel which will enable daily rapid results testing.”  “We are eager for our student-athletes to have the opportunity to play this season, as soon as it can be done...
    Washington — President Trump revealed Thursday he offered Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren help with coronavirus testing after the conference canceled its college football season this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic. In an interview with Fox Sports' Clay Travis for his radio show "Outkick The Coverage," the president confirmed he spoke with Warren following the Big Ten's August vote to postpone the season and offered assistance. The president did not offer specifics about how the White House would help secure tests and didn't reveal whether Warren accepted his offer. "I said, 'Kevin, look, we'll help you with testing. We'll get you everything that you need,'" Mr. Trump recalled telling Warren. "But you got to get it back for those states....
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was quick to spike the ball in celebration when the Big Ten announced the return of fall football at colleges clustered in some of the Midwest battleground states critical to his reelection effort, declaring, “I’m the one who got football back.” But his efforts to reverse last month’s decision to postpone fall sports in the conference because of the novel coronavirus were far from the only factor that led officials to change course. The Big Ten — one of the power conferences that drives the big business of college sports — was under enormous pressure to restart the season from athletes, parents, coaches and college towns that rely on football Saturdays to fill restaurants...
    The Trump administration offered to provide the Big Ten conference with enough COVID-19 tests to jumpstart the delayed college football season, according to an ABC News report. The Big Ten Conference announced on Wednesday that it would resume football starting on Oct. 23 after it was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Players and staff will be tested daily for COVID-19, and any athletes who test positive must remain out of competition for 21 days.  President TrumpDonald John TrumpBarr criticizes DOJ in speech declaring all agency power 'is invested in the attorney general' Military leaders asked about using heat ray on protesters outside White House: report Powell warns failure to reach COVID-19 deal could 'scar and damage' economy MORE hailed...
    What to Watch on Thursday: The Kardashians kontend with COVID-19 in penultimate KUWTK premiere Billionaire Richard Branson wants to raise $460 million for a new blank check company Around Big Ten, students say football boosts morale, but some question players access to tests ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Ohio State freshman Jordan Raudins woke up to the news that Big Ten football would resume Oct. 24 and immediately texted her dad. Why the Big Tens return needed to happen to legitimize CFP and 2020 champion USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Mountain West discussing fall football return KTNV Las Vegas, NV County continues push to exclude SDSU...
    Now that the Big Ten has a rescheduled kickoff weekend, coaches and players can start the sprint to opening day. Expect a wild ride. After canceling spring football, limiting and sometimes pausing offseason workouts, shutting down full-contact practices and eventually postponing the season, the league's 14 university presidents and chancellors have given teams five weeks to accomplish what typically takes months — getting into football shape by late October for the start of a most unusual season. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM “We’re going to be ready to play on (October) the 24th," Ohio State coach Ryan Day said, referring to the new opening weekend. “You know, the ramp up to that, and the 20 hours (of...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was quick to spike the ball in celebration when the Big Ten announced the return of fall football at colleges clustered in some of the Midwest battleground states critical to his reelection effort, declaring, “I’m the one who got football back.” But his efforts to reverse last month’s decision to postpone fall sports in the conference because of the novel coronavirus were far from the only factor that led officials to change course. The Big Ten — one of the power conferences that drives the big business of college sports — was under enormous pressure to restart the season from athletes, parents, coaches and college towns that rely on football Saturdays to fill restaurants...
    President Trump’s responsibility in bringing back Big Ten football amid the coronavirus pandemic was a representation of the players who didn’t have a say in the matter, former college football coach Lou Holtz explained to “The Story with Martha MacCallum.” “Why did President Trump get involved? He got involved because the players and the families did not have a seat at the table,” he said. “He felt that he should represent them because they wanted to play.” The president spoke with Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Ward who announced the revival of the college football on Wednesday. Due to the development and availability of rapid coronavirus testing, the league will be returning on Oct. 23. TRUMP CONGRATULATES BIG TEN ON COMEBACK,...
    Herschel Walker played his college football in the Southeastern Conference, but he's as happy as the next fan that Big Ten football is back after some presidential persuasion. The former Georgia Bulldog, Heisman Trophy winner and NFL great posted a video on his Twitter sharing his thoughts about the Big Ten Conference and its Council of Presidents and Chancellors voting unanimously Tuesday to start the football season Oct. 23 despite the coronavirus pandemic. “Big Ten football is back,” Walker said. “I think that’s wonderful. So, I want to say good luck to all of the players. Your voices got heard. The president became the voice for the voiceless. He made a lot of calls. So, I want to thank President Trump. “Also,...
    Hurricane Sally hit 16 years after Ivan, at the same spot Heres why Trader Joe’s employees are so peppy Michigans Jim Harbaugh thrilled that Big Ten football is returning: Stay positive. Test negative. Lets play football A week and a half ago, Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh had a short message for reporters. Why the Big Tens return needed to happen to legitimize CFP and 2020 champion USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next University of Alabama prepared for potential COVID-19 spike following Labor Day weekend, first home game WVTM 13 Birmingham Liberty High School volleyball star commits to Ole Miss KSHB Kansas City, MO ...
    By AAMER MADHANI, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was quick to spike the ball in celebration when the Big Ten announced the return of fall football at colleges clustered in some of the Midwest battleground states critical to his reelection effort, declaring, “I'm the one who got football back.” But his efforts to reverse last month's decision to postpone fall sports in the conference because of the novel coronavirus were far from the only factor that led officials to change course. The Big Ten — one of the power conferences that drives the big business of college sports — was under enormous pressure to restart the season from athletes, parents, coaches and college towns that rely on...
    2020 ACM Awards: See the celebs on the carpet Why Nows a Good Time to Invest in Apartment Complexes -- in the Suburbs Decision by Big Ten to play football this fall might be catalyst for Pac-12 doing the same In the world of major college football, the Pac-12 appears to be on its own island. Why the Big Tens return needed to happen to legitimize CFP and 2020 champion USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Rootstown High football coach resigns after board shortens player’s punishment for alleged slur WEWS Cleveland, OH Lake Oswego family narrowly escapes Holiday Farm Fire KGW-TV Portland Jefferson Parish welcomes...
    The Pac-12 took a significant step toward joining the Big Ten in playing football in the fall, getting clearance to hold full-fledged practices from the states of California and Oregon.Early Wednesday, the Big Ten grabbed headlines by changing course and agreeing to set an an eight-game football schedule that would start the weekend of Oct. 24.RELATED: Big Ten football to return next month amid COVID-19 pandemicThe Pac-12 also has considered starting its football season this fall, but it has more hurdles to clear. Half of its schools have been unable to ramp up preparation for the season because of restrictions put in place by state and local authorities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.Later Wednesday, the Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott...
    Rain could bring relief to firefighters battling blazes Heres why Trader Joe’s employees are so peppy Big Ten teams eligible again to receive votes in Amway Coaches Poll The Big Ten’s decision to play football this fall means teams from the conference will be eligible to receive votes in the Amway Coaches Poll, starting this Sunday. Why the Big Tens return needed to happen to legitimize CFP and 2020 champion USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Lake Oswego family narrowly escapes Holiday Farm Fire KGW-TV Portland Jefferson Parish welcomes New Orleans football teams after City puts restrictions on practice, play WWL-TV New Orleans Big Ten...
    President Donald Trump is pushing for the PAC-12 and other college football conferences to reboot their seasons, following the announcement the Big 10 has reversed course and decided to play this fall. Trump congratulated the Big 10 college football conference officials for restarting their league. He said he was holding out hope the PAC-12, a West Coast conference, which includes UCLA and Stanford, stretching from the University of Washington to the University of Arizona, would also begin playing games. "I want to recommend that the PAC-12 also get going, because there is no reason why PAC-12 should not be playing now," Trump said. "PAC-12, you are the only one now. Open up, open up, PAC-12. Get going. I said the...
    ANN ARBOR (AP) — The Big Ten conference, which reversed course and announced Wednesday it would have a fall football season, is setting up a cardiac registry to study the effects COVID-19 has on athletes’ hearts. “It will help all students, our surrounding communities, and really it can have an impact on the entire nation,” Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said. “When you’re able to have an opportunity in a global pandemic to be able to help solve some of these medical issues, especially from a cardiac-registry standpoint, and be leaders from a research standpoint, that was really important.” Myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart, was among concerns cited by the Big Ten in August when it planned to postpone...
    (AP Sports) –  Due to health policies in two states within the conference, any plans for the Pac-12 to join the Big Ten in returning to football are on hold for now. The Big Ten changed course Wednesday and said it will begin an eight-game football schedule on Oct. 23. The Pac-12 has also reconsidered starting its football season this fall, but does not have approval from state and local health officials in California and Oregon to conduct contact practices. Earlier this month, the Pac-12 announced a partnership that would give the conference’s schools the capacity to perform daily, rapid COVID-19 tests on athletes. The rapid testing was seen as an avenue for the conference to begin playing football and...
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Big Ten’s plan to play football this fall includes trying to save lives in the future. The conference, which reversed course and announced Wednesday it would have a fall football season, is setting up a cardiac registry to study the effects COVID-19 has on athletes’ hearts. “It will help all students, our surrounding communities, and really it can have an impact on the entire nation,” Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said. “When you’re able to have an opportunity in a global pandemic to be able to help solve some of these medical issues, especially from a cardiac-registry standpoint, and be leaders from a research standpoint, that was really important.” Myocarditis, an inflammation of the...
    When it came time to confront a global pandemic, we should’ve known college football would whiff on the tackle. This flimsy collection of largely autonomous fiefdoms, each concerned mainly with hoarding wealth and power, was never going to make the right call against a fearsome opponent like the coronavirus. Not this sport, which has always been perfectly content to rake in billions of dollars off the backs of unpaid laborers, poisoning our system of higher education by transforming campuses into no-wage professional franchises. Those in charge followed their usual game plan when faced with a potentially deadly game of roulette. They followed the money. “We’re kind of undergoing a natural experiment to see what happens” was the ominous assessment of...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — University Of Illinois, Northwestern and the  entire Big Ten will play a shortened football season after all. That decision was made Wednesday. But it doesn’t appear to have done anything to change the mind of Illinois Governor JB Pritzker on high school football. CBS 2’s Chris Tye reports on what it might take for him to change his mind. Illinois is now the only state in Big Ten country not playing high school football. It’s producing some of the deepest blowback the governor has faced since the pandemic began. And there’s a slightly different tune between Governor Pritzker and his top doc. For a game built on  numbers, the governor said there’s no magic number that would bring...
    USA Today columnist Christine Brennan on Wednesday declared the Big Ten’s decision to play football amid the coronavirus pandemic is the “darkest day” in the conference’s history, apparently overlooking two of the biggest sexual abuse scandals in American history. Just weeks after announcing the postponement of all fall semester sports because of coronavirus, the Big Ten Conference and its Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously Tuesday to resume the football season beginning on Oct. 23. The emergence of daily rapid-response COVID-19 testing -- not available when university presidents and chancellors decided to pull the plug on the season -- helped trigger a re-vote. BIG TEN ANNOUNCES RETURN OF 2020 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON, AFTER POSTPONING DUE TO CORONAVIRUS The USA Today celebrated the news...
    The Pac-12’s fall sports season remained on hold as of Wednesday after the Big Ten Conference reversed course and said it would begin its college football season in late October despite the coronavirus pandemic. Following the Big Ten’s decision, the Pac-12 is the only one of the NCAA’s “Power Five” conferences without plans to play out some version of a college football season this fall. In August, Pac-12 officials postponed all fall sports until at least Jan. 1 due to concerns about health risks for student-athletes. Aside from complications related to the pandemic, several Pac-12 schools are contending with added risk from wildfires that resulted in poor air quality along the West Coast. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said the conference...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — Any plans for the Pac-12 to join the Big Ten in returning to football are on hold due to health policies in two states within the conference. The Big Ten changed course Wednesday and said it will begin an eight-game football schedule on Oct. 23. The Pac-12 has also reconsidered starting its football season this fall, but does not have approval from state and local health officials in California and Oregon to conduct contact practices. Earlier this month, the Pac-12 announced a partnership that would give the conference’s schools the capacity to perform daily, rapid COVID-19 tests on athletes. The rapid testing was seen as an avenue for the conference to begin playing football and other sports...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — While University of Minnesota students have started the school year with distance learning, one thing will soon be somewhat normal again: Gopher football will return at the end of October. READ MORE: Big Ten Votes Unanimously To Reinstate Fall Football Season; Gophers’ PJ Fleck Says ‘We’re Back’ Junior Joe Adanek said he’s glad the Gophers get another chance after an 11-2 season last year. “I almost chucked my phone across the room I was so excited,” Adanek said. “I think they’ll be awesome, hopefully get a national championship, but we’ll see.” Gophers head football coach P.J. Fleck released this statement Wednesday: “We’re Back.” The big question is will fans be able to go into the stadium to...
    Jana Duggar’s Most Empowering Quotes About Being Single 30-year mortgage rate slips to new low as Fed vows to keep rates down Opinion: Big Ten got played by President Trump, and White House is eager to celebrate Whether the Big Ten made the right call by deciding to play football this fall, this much is certain: It got played by President Trump.  Why the Big Tens return needed to happen to legitimize CFP and 2020 champion USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Big Ten university president says football return has nothing to do with Trump NBC News Big Ten changes course, will play fall football Associated...
    Big Ten logo. Joe Robbins/Getty Images The Big Ten reversed course on its canceled football season on Wednesday, announcing that games would begin the weekend of October 24. Big Ten teams will play in an eight-game, intra-conference regular season, with every team playing an additionally ninth game at the end of the season based on their conference ranking. The schedule lines up to allow Big Ten teams to be considered for the College Football Playoff. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Just four weeks after announcing the suspension of its season, Big Ten football is back. On Wednesday, the Big Ten announced that football was back on, setting a start date of October 24 for an eight-game...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't think he could've done more to stop virus spread Conservative activist Lauren Witzke wins GOP Senate primary in Delaware Trump defends claim coronavirus will disappear, citing 'herd mentality' MORE and Republicans are celebrating the planned resumption of Big Ten football, turning the decision to start the season amid COVID-19 into a political football. The Big Ten announced Wednesday that games will begin the weekend of Oct. 23 after a unanimous vote from school presidents and chancellors. Players will be tested daily for COVID-19, and any student-athletes who test positive must remain out of competition for 21 days. The decision had already been politicized to a large extent. Trump has repeatedly chastised states and...
    Sports fans had a reason to celebrate today, as Big Ten conference presidents and chancellors voted to start college football season on Oct. 24. The decision was taken under serious consideration but ultimately was given the green light mostly due to advances in medical information and resources regarding coronavirus. Hide Though several Big Ten teams experienced outbreaks among players over the summer, the availability of rapid-testing programs made contact tracing more feasible, increasing overall team confidence. Hide Though it must be great to have even small concessions such as college football to remind us of pre-pandemic life, it’s also important to take things in stride, as COVID-19 is still very much an ongoing threat. Daily Caller college football writer...
    Ground zero heroes gain some pandemic insurance McDonalds Travis Scott Meal proves to be popular, leading to shortages and upcoming change Ohio State now No. 2 as Big Ten return creates new NCAA Re-Rank 1-90 Ohio State slots right back in at No. 2 in a rare midweek USA TODAY Sports NCAA Re-Rank, which adds teams from the Big Ten and reshuffles to accommodate the league's decision to rejoin the 2020 season. Why the Big Tens return needed to happen to legitimize CFP and 2020 champion USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Notre Dame named top offensive line of week SMG ESPN’s Heisman Watch: Texas QB...
    Ole Miss football, Mississippi State football have been traded to the Big Ten.For the Big Ten to get football back, the White House had to negotiate an unprecedented trade. The Big Ten no longer claims home to Michigan football or Michigan State football, as they were traded to the SEC for Ole Miss football and Mississippi State football. The White House broke the news to us on Wednesday, as the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans join the SEC West, while the Ole Miss Rebels and the Mississippi Bulldogs have joined the Big Ten East. Big Ten football is BACK! ???? pic.twitter.com/bEYemfKqxm — The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 16, 2020 Which program stands to gain the most from this...
    President Donald Trump reveled in the decision by the Big 10 to reverse its earlier choice to postpone the football season, taking some of the credit Wednesday morning for the conference announcing it would begin play Oct. 23. Trump posted to Twitter: "Great News: BIG TEN FOOTBALL IS BACK. All teams to participate. Thank you to the players, coaches, parents, and all school representatives. Have a FANTASTIC SEASON! It is my great honor to have helped!!!" With daily antigen testing available to all "student-athletes, coaches, trainers, and other individuals that are on the field for all practices and games" the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors decided football can be played. The Big 10 announced Aug. 11 it had...
    For those who chose to listen instead of rendering instant judgment on Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren, he put it out there in the simplest of terms Wednesday: The decision to bring back football for the fall season comes with one all-important standard.   “The biggest thing is we all have to realize that this is a fluid situation,” Warren said. “This is also a situation that we need to adapt to in the world we live in today.  MORE: Big Ten schedule and more “I fiercely understand what makes the Big Ten the Big Ten,” Warren said later. “We will take a leadership role. We’ll put the health and safety of our student-athletes first and foremost, and I’m proud to sit here to say that we did...
    President Donald Trump appeared to give himself partial credit for the Big Ten college football conference deciding to go ahead and hold a season, Yahoo Sports reported. At least one analyst sees the move as an appeal to voters in swing states where schools in the conference are located. As reported at the time by The Inquisitr, back in August the conference, which includes some of the biggest names in top-tier college football, particularly in the Midwest, voted to postpone its season until further notice, possibly in the spring. At the time, Commissioner Kevin Warren expressed concerns that the athletes and their support staff wouldn’t be able to safely play while the coronavirus pandemic was still raging. That decision didn’t...
    Any plans for the Pac-12 to join the Big Ten in returning to football are on hold due to health policies in two states within the conference. The Big Ten changed course Wednesday and said it will begin an eight-game football schedule on Oct. 23. The Pac-12 has also reconsidered starting its football season this fall, but does not have approval from state and local health officials in California and Oregon to conduct contact practices. Earlier this month, the Pac-12 announced a partnership that would give the conference’s schools the capacity to perform daily, rapid COVID-19 tests on athletes. The rapid testing was seen as an avenue for the conference to begin playing football and other sports sooner than expected,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Although the Big Ten announced that college football is coming back this fall, the University of Minnesota says that doesn’t change its decision to cut four sports programs. University officials say that the school is still facing significant financial losses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and will still be cutting men’s gymnastics, men’s tennis, and men’s indoor and outdoor track and field. The cuts were announced last week and they’re slated to take effect next year. Initially, the university said the decision came after the Big Ten Conference postponed all fall sports, including football. Officials said the U of M could not sustain 25 varsity programs as the financial losses this year will likely impact...
    Grab your oars. WCCO reports: “Big Ten football will return the weekend of Oct. 24, the conference announced Wednesday morning with a slate of new testing protocol information. The conference is planning an eight-week regular season leading to a Big Ten championship game Dec. 19, one day before the College Football Playoff teams are picked.” Second-largest health care data breach in state history. The Star Tribune’s Joe Carlson reports: “Patients from at least four different health care providers in the state — Children’s, Allina Health, Regions Hospital and Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare — have been getting notifications in the mail this month saying their or their children’s data may have been pilfered at an outside company called Blackbaud that works for the...
    Powerhouse college football programs such as at the University of Michigan and Ohio State University will resume this season after their governing body, the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors, reversed course Wednesday.  The Big Ten Conference said its fall football season will resume October 23 under a new set of health safety screenings for athletes, coaches and trainers. Under the screenings plan, anyone participating in games or practice must be tested on-site for COVID-19, and the test results must be completed before stepping onto the field. Any student-athlete that tests positive cannot return to Big Ten athletics for at least 21 days.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox The health procedures in place are groundbreaking and...
    In a reversal of its decision to cancel its 2020 U.S. college football schedule due the COVID-19 pandemic, the Big Ten Athletic Conference on Wednesday announced plans to resume play in October.  In a statement posted on its website, the conference said its Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously to resume the football season starting the weekend of Oct. 23, 2020. Last month, the collection of colleges and universities voted 11-3 to postpone the season, with The Ohio State University, University of Iowa and University of Nebraska voting against.  The conference said the emergence of daily rapid-response COVID-19 testing, not available when university presidents and chancellors decided to pull the plug on the season, helped trigger a re-vote. The...
    As the United States continues to face the novel coronavirus pandemic with no significant guidance from the Trump administration, states and cities have operated with a number of different guidelines (or lack thereof) in order to contain the virus and keep people safe. As colleges have begun reopening for in-person classes, we’ve seen spikes in coronavirus cases leading to campus quarantines and semester closures. Related to colleges, people have hotly debated whether college athletics—and particularly Big Ten college football—will resume amid the pandemic. As of Wednesday morning, the Big Ten presidents and chancellors voted unanimously to resume the football season the weekend of Oct. 24, as reported by the Star Tribune.  As of now, the conference plans for an eight-week season, with a Big...
    Savannah Rychcik September 16, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump is praising himself after the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously to resume the football season in October. “Great News: BIG TEN FOOTBALL IS BACK. All teams to participate. Thank you to the players, coaches, parents, and all school representatives,” Trump said. He added, “Have a FANTASTIC SEASON! It is my great honor to have helped!!!” Great News: BIG TEN FOOTBALL IS BACK. All teams to participate. Thank you to the players, coaches, parents, and all school representatives. Have a FANTASTIC SEASON! It is my great honor to have helped!!!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 16, 2020 According to a statement released by...
    With Big Ten football reportedly returning in late October, members of the Michigan Wolverines expressed their excitement for the upcoming season. The Big Ten is now set to resume its football season in late October, per ESPN, a reversal of the conference’s August decision to postpone due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the Michigan Wolverines were quick to express their support for the decision, taking to Twitter to hype up fans.