The Big Ten Will Play!
Written by Brittany Styles on September 16, 2020
The Big Ten has announced that the league 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.
The Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors (COP/C) adopted significant medical protocols and has voted unanimously to resume the football season starting the weekend of October 23-24, 2020: https://t.co/b5yHShGb1D— Big Ten Conference (@bigten) September 16, 2020
According to CBS Sports, “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.”
They want the players to be safe so the conference will now feature daily, rapid COVID-19 testing as a main focus of their return to play. Testing for athletes and coaches will begin on Sept. 30. Additionally, the players will also go through cardiac clearance in order to play. Both of those were major concerns that were among the main reasons for the Big Ten’s original decision to cancel fall football on Aug. 11.
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