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The Big Ten releases its schedule and joins the chase for the College Football Playoff and New Year's Six bowls.
- Sources: No vote taken as Big Ten meets again
- Sources: Big Ten revote on football possibly Sun.
- Sources: B1G group to show new testing options
- Day questions Big Ten, hints at mid-Oct. return
With the Big Ten entering the fray, Ohio State jumps into the top two immediately, and three other Big Ten schools make it in. But the SEC still reigns over the top 25.
The full Big Ten football schedule is out, and this is everything you need to know, breaking down the biggest games for each team in the conference.
In case you haven't heard, the Big Ten is returning. Here are the early storylines worth watching.
In a sport whose champions have been defined by gray areas -- split titles, computer formulas and dubious retroactive claims -- this season could be more hotly contested than any, now that the Big Ten is returning.
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.
After declaring the conference would sit out this fall in football, the Big Ten had a change of heart. Here's how it all unfolded.
After initially canceling its fall college football season, the Big Ten announced the conference will resume play starting the weekend of Oct. 24.
Teams, players and coaches share their excitement on the October return of Big Ten football.
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.
With the Big Ten unveiling its schedule, SP+ expands to include the conference, and Ryan Day's squad takes top billing.
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.
The Big Ten medical subcommittee will present new testing programs Saturday to a subcommittee of conference presidents and chancellors, outlining options that weren't available last month when the Big Ten postponed the 2020 season, sources told ESPN.
CFB Pod: Georgia's QB battle, a possible Big Ten re-vote on football and previewing the weekend action. Plus, Booger McFarland on a Joe Burrow-less LSU
David Pollack and Kevin Negandhi kick off the podcast by talking about the vibe in Winston-Salem for the first on-campus edition of College GameDay, hobbies they picked up during the pandemic, the quarterback battle at Georgia, a possible Big Ten re-vote on football and the ACC matchups this weekend. Later, Booger McFarland drops (25:13) by to discuss motivations for teams in this pandemic season, the outlook for Trevor Lawrence, a Joe Burrow-less LSU, the SEC East, Notre Dame playing in the ACC and his love of riding a Peloton.
Ohio State football coach Ryan Day said "the communication of information from the Big Ten ... has been disappointing and often unclear," but lauded the medical subcommittee for "a safe pathway toward returning to play in mid-October."
Keyshawn Johnson, Jay Williams, and Zubin Mehenti discuss what LeBron does or doesnt have to prove these days, and what a championship for Kawhi Leonard would mean for his legacy. Also, Penn State Football coach James Franklin joins the show to talk about all things Big 10 and if there is any headway on a possible return. Louis Riddick joins the show to give us his MVP pick and what to make of a NFL season in a pandemic.
Offensive lineman Nolan Rucci -- the No. 33-ranked recruit in the 2021 class, according to ESPN -- announced his commitment to Wisconsin on Tuesday, choosing the Badgers over Clemson, Michigan, Notre Dame and Penn State.
Political leaders from six states sent a letter Tuesday to Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren and the league's presidents and chancellors, urging the conference to reconsider its postponement of the 2020 football season.
ESPN Junior 300 offensive lineman Drew Shelton, the No. 3-ranked prospect in Pennsylvania and the No. 97-ranked recruit overall, has announced his commitment to the Nittany Lions.