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.
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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.
- O-lineman Mayfield opts back in for Wolverines
- Mich. Gov: Mask order for football may change
- Source: Michigan's McCaffrey opts out, to transfer
- Sources: No vote taken as Big Ten meets again
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.
Jalen Mayfield, who was the Wolverines' only returning offensive lineman before opting out of the 2020 season, has decided to play now that the Big Ten is starting the football season in October.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office said it will talk to the Big Ten about the mandate, which covers organized sports in which athletes cannot keep distance "except for occasional and fleeting moments.''
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.
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Michigan quarterback Dylan McCaffrey is opting out of the 2020 season and will seek to transfer, a source told ESPN. McCaffrey played in six games in 2018 and seven last season, mainly in a backup role.
After initially canceling its fall college football season, the Big Ten announced the conference will resume play starting the weekend of Oct. 24.
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.
Teams, players and coaches share their excitement on the October return of Big Ten football.
Alabama and Ohio State are 1-2 in the recruiting class rankings. Having some of college football's best recruiters as assistants helps.
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.
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.
While Alabama and Ohio State are 1-2 in the recruiting class rankings, LSU, Oregon and Miami are among the programs on the rise.
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.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters he has sent text messages and emails to Michigan president Mark Schlissel, but has not talked to the president about the decision to postpone the Big Ten's football season.