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Big Ten to start its college football season next month

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Big Ten to start its college football season next month

Big Ten to start its college football season next month

The Big Ten Conference on Wednesday said it would launch its college football season the weekend of Oct.

23-24 after adopting "significant medical protocols" amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Freddie Joyner has more.

In a dramatic reversal, the Big Ten conference on Wednesday announced it would launch its college football season at the end of October with “significant medical protocols.” This decision comes just over a month after the conference first decided to delay all sports until 2021.

Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said in a statement Wednesday (quote): "Our focus with the Task Force over the last six weeks was to ensure the health and safety of our student-athletes," Adding (quote):"Our goal has always been to return to competition so all student-athletes can realize their dream of competing in the sports they love.” After repeatedly pressuring the conference to play this fall, President Trump praised the decision on Twitter, saying: 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!!!

Daily testing will begin by Sept.

30.

The earliest a student-athlete can return to game competition is 21 days following a positive test.

The Big Ten – which includes football powerhouses such as Ohio State and the University of Michigan - said decisions on other sports, including men’s and women’s basketball, ice hockey, swimming and diving and wrestling, will be announced soon.




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