2020 ScheduleAll times ET

2020 Schedule
0-0, 1st in Big Ten - West
10h

CFB Pod: The guys look ahead to Week 8 and give their picks. Plus, Bill Connelly and Adam Rittenberg preview the Big Ten

Pollack and Negnadhi kick off the podcast discussing what looks to be a competitive week of football, what’s up with Bo Nix, Pollack doling out gambling advice, Florida State playing hard, Iowa State rediscovering its identity and their Week 8 picks. Then, Bill Connelly joins the show to talk about potential defensive weaknesses for Ohio State, Penn State missing Micah Parsons, Michigan’s high-potential sophomore class and who can give Wisconsin a run in the West (30:45). Later, Adam Rittenberg hops on to get into pressure facing the Wolverines, how close the Nittany Lions are to the Buckeyes and the intrigue surrounding Indiana and Minnesota (42:00).

2d

The CFB Pod: The guys look back at Alabama-Georgia and all of the Week 7 action. Plus, what to expect in the Big Ten's opening weekend

Herbie, Pollack and Negandhi kick off the podcast discussing Alabama’s win over Georgia, Mac Jones flying under the radar, Steve Sarkisian changing up the Tide’s offense, why defense no longer wins championship, if Stetson Bennett IV should remain the starter in Athens, Clemson dropping 73 against Georgia Tech, and what to expect from Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan in the Big Ten’s opening weekend.

Adrian Martinez named Nebraka's starter vs. OSU (1:03)
17h
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3dAdam Rittenberg

Nebraska QB Martinez keeps starting job vs. OSU

Quarterback Adrian Martinez, who had a record-setting freshman season in 2018 for Nebraska but struggled at times in 2019, will take the first snaps after competing with redshirt freshman Luke McCaffrey in the preseason.

27d

The Right Time: Spencer Hall on the Big Ten's return to play, Deion Sanders at Jackson State and more

Bomani and Spencer Hall discuss the difficulties in getting the 2020 CFB season off the mark (0:17), the Big Ten getting “bullied” into playing (9:21), the commitment of coach Deion Sanders at Jackson State (25:42), Southern University’s band and Spencer’s time playing in the Florida band (34:44) as well as revisiting the Jake Garcia high school transfer situation in Valdosta Georgia (38:14).

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30dHeather 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.

30d

The CFB Pod: Is Miami back? Can the American make the CFBP? Should the playoff expand for 2020? What are the guys eyeing up in the SEC's opening weekend?

Herbie, Pollack & Negandhi kick off the podcast by discussing the new-look Miami with Rhett Lashlee and D’Eriq King at the helm of the offense, but aren’t ready to declare the Hurricanes “back” just yet. Then the guys give the American some love and ponder what it would take for a team to get into the playoff. Later, they talk about expanding the playoff for this season, the newly revealed Big Ten schedule and what they’re looking forward to this weekend as the SEC gets underway.

36d

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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36dAdam Rittenberg and Heather Dinich

Big Ten football is back: What you need to know

After initially canceling its fall college football season, the Big Ten announced the conference will resume play starting the weekend of Oct. 24.

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37dAdam Rittenberg

Neb. official caught on mic about Big Ten decision

Ted Carter, the University of Nebraska system president, was caught on a hot mic Tuesday saying "we're getting ready to announce the Huskers and Big Ten football tonight." He later said the conversation was "a little out of context."

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38dAdam 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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39dAdam 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)
40d

Team Stats

Passing Yards212.682nd
Rushing Yards203.330th
Points For28.0Tied-167th
Points Against27.8Tied-64th