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Sources: Big Ten reverses course, will play college football this fall
Yahoooooooooo! Sports ^ | Sept 16, 2020 | Pete Thamel

Posted on 09/16/2020 7:05:19 AM PDT by Yo-Yo

If there’s been a defining theme for this anguished Big Ten summer, it’s been waiting. Waiting for news on the fate of the season. Waiting for answers from a frozen conference office. And, finally, waiting for news on a reversal.

On Wednesday morning, the waiting finally ended. After sources confirmed to Yahoo Sports that the Big Ten will return to play in the fall of 2020, the conference made it official. The league is expected to start the season on Oct. 24, which is scheduled to allow for both a conference title game and a potential spot in the College Football Playoff.

“Our focus with the Task Force over the last six weeks was to ensure the health and safety of our student-athletes. Our goal has always been to return to competition so all student-athletes can realize their dream of competing in the sports they love,” Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said in a conference statement. “We are incredibly grateful for the collaborative work that our Return to Competition Task Force have accomplished to ensure the health, safety and wellness of student-athletes, coaches and administrators.”

The decision has been expected since the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors (COPC) met on Sunday night, as optimism had permeated through the league. But as the days went on and information evaporated, the coaches and administrators around the league were frozen in anticipation.

In typical Big Ten fashion this most muddled of summers, it was simultaneously stunning and not surprising at all when the news leaked out over a hot mic by a Nebraska president Ted Carter.

(Excerpt) Read more at sports.yahoo.com ...


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Just under the deadline to remain Bowl and BCS eligible. This is all for Ohio State. Excuse me, THE Ohio State.
1 posted on 09/16/2020 7:05:19 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Yo-Yo

President Trump says, “You’re Welcome!”


2 posted on 09/16/2020 7:06:19 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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Did anyone ever think this would turn out any other way? There is a ton of money on the table. Has Michigan’s governess flipped out yet?


3 posted on 09/16/2020 7:07:54 AM PDT by cdcdawg (Biden has dementia.)
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To: Yo-Yo

Because the science changed! Lol


4 posted on 09/16/2020 7:07:56 AM PDT by arkfreepdom
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🏈 🏈 🏈 🏈 🏈 🏈 🏈 🏈 🏈 🏈 🏈 🏈

Undeniable that President Trump fought hard to bring back football.

Joe Biden whined from the sidelines and made a weird YouTube ad about it. https://t.co/qtAdiV9HG0— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) September 16, 2020


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


5 posted on 09/16/2020 7:08:46 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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Too bad the Pac 10 already surrendered to the Big Media fearmongering.

At least some people still have guts.


6 posted on 09/16/2020 7:09:11 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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They were just sitting on the fence and watching all of the other teams.


7 posted on 09/16/2020 7:09:22 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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Does this leave the PAC-10//Western Virtue Signallers//As the sole group that matters being willing to sacrifice football on the altar of COVID?

(As a native Oregonian, I think that it is time to revert to being the PAC 8 or take the PAC out of the title, although I’m willing to keep Arizona and Arizona state if USC and UCLA are sacrificed for the sake of giving Arizona ocean access—we can even consider a PAC 9 that would include UNLV provided that they retain Rebels as a mascot)


8 posted on 09/16/2020 7:09:24 AM PDT by Hieronymus (“I shall drink to the Pope, if you please, still, to conscience first, and to the Pope afterwards.)
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Where’s the media shouting they only care about Wall Street, er, their million dollar revenues when the economy opens???

Tells me the Covid issue is in major decline.


9 posted on 09/16/2020 7:09:26 AM PDT by 1Old Pro (#openupstateny)
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Thanks for answering my question in post 8—I’m stuck in Ontario.

OSU, winless once again.


10 posted on 09/16/2020 7:10:49 AM PDT by Hieronymus (“I shall drink to the Pope, if you please, still, to conscience first, and to the Pope afterwards.)
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Pac 10 plays football? jk


11 posted on 09/16/2020 7:11:39 AM PDT by ripnbang ("An armed man is a citizen, an unarmed man, a subject.")
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To: 1Old Pro

Their Alumni and CCP funders got the last word.


12 posted on 09/16/2020 7:12:10 AM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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Pac-10 are wusses. POTUS should say it. Nothing to lose.


13 posted on 09/16/2020 7:12:27 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Miss Didi

I’m happy to hear this. Kevin was a freshman when I was a senior at the same high school.


14 posted on 09/16/2020 7:12:36 AM PDT by hsmomx3
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To: cdcdawg

PT just won MI.


15 posted on 09/16/2020 7:13:18 AM PDT by cowboyusa (America Cowboy Up)
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“Tells me the Covid issue is in major decline.”

I agree 100% and in fact this is way bigger than many would give it credit for being.


16 posted on 09/16/2020 7:14:57 AM PDT by billyboy15
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How many addicted FReepers will watch now?

Remember, all of these BLM ‘athletes’ hate you.

I’m done with sports. All conservatives should be.


17 posted on 09/16/2020 7:15:49 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Like Enoch, Noah, & Lot, the True Church will soon be removed & then destruction comes forth.)
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I think you are correct. He probably had it anyway, but this should cinch it up.


18 posted on 09/16/2020 7:16:30 AM PDT by cdcdawg (Biden has dementia.)
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They’ll still do the social distancing And mask farce


19 posted on 09/16/2020 7:17:48 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

While I won’t watch, at least it is a signal that things are getting back to normal.


20 posted on 09/16/2020 7:18:40 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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