Report: Big Ten approves plan to play football this fall
It looks like the Big Ten will be hitting the field after all.
After weeks and weeks of speculation, it’s now being reported that the Big Ten has finally come to its decision — the league plans to suit up for a shortened season in hopes of having its champion ready to participate in the upcoming College Football Playoff.
As first reported by Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Big Ten has approved a plan to return to the field this fall.
An official start date for the Big Ten has not yet been decided but Oct. 17 is the target start date according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Big Ten is planning to play its championship game on Dec. 19, the same date as the upcoming SEC Championship.
If you missed the news, Nebraska’s president let it slip on a hot mic that the Big Ten plans to announce its return on Tuesday evening. He has since retracted his statements from the hot mic incident but the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting his comments were accurate the first time around.
In addition to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Brett McMurphy of Stadium is also reporting many of the same targetted dates for the Big Ten.