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5dHeather 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.

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10dAdam 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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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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14dAdam 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)
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15dHeather Dinich and Adam Rittenberg

Sources: B1G group to show new testing options

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.

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18dAdam Rittenberg

Politicians ask Big Ten to rethink postponement

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.

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23dHeather Dinich and Adam Rittenberg

Terps' Locksley seeks info on son's fatal shooting

Maryland coach Mike Locksley and police are making another plea to the public for any information about the shooting death of Locksley's son, Meiko, exactly three years ago.

What has to happen for Big Ten football to return this year? (1:24)
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31dAdam Rittenberg

Parents: Lack of confidence in Big Ten's Warren

A group of Big Ten football parent associations on Wednesday sent an open letter demanding information around the league's decision to postpone the fall football season and a "structured discussion" with first-year commissioner Kevin Warren.

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CFB Pod: University presidents have gone silent; how are UNC and Notre proceeding after COVID spike on campus; parents converge on Big Ten HQ

Kevin Negandhi and David Pollack kick off the podcast discussing David’s optimism that the season will get off the ground, athletes already making sacrifices to play pre-pandemic, the podcast they recorded but had to scrap, university presidents going quiet and how college football should crown a champion. Next, Andrea Adelson hops on to talk about how North Carolina and Notre Dame are handling preparations for the football season with spikes in coronavirus cases on campus (32:24). Finally, Adam Rittenberg calls in from the Big Ten headquarters after hearing from parents who are speaking out against the conference’s decision to postpone the season (44:40).

Ohio State QB Fields starts a petition for Big Ten to reinstate season (2:25)
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What are the options for Big Ten, Pac-12 players? (2:24)
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Finebaum confused by timing of Big Ten's announcement (2:28)
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McFarland: Big Ten avoiding liability by postponing fall football season (1:08)
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50dHeather Dinich

QB Tagovailoa cleared to play as 6 Terps opt out

Transfer QB Taulia Tagovailoa has been granted a waiver to play this season for Maryland which has six players opting out of the upcoming season, including QB Josh Jackson.

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51dHeather Dinich

Terps' Locksley creates minority coaches coalition

A nonprofit organization created by Maryland's Mike Locksley will generate a list of candidates vetted by a board of directors that includes former Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and Alabama coach Nick Saban.

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The CFB Pod: The latest on UConn canceling its season, the new Big Ten schedule, players opting out and the Pac-12 player unity group

Kevin Negandhi spins the wheel of college football news, first with Heather Dinich as they discuss UConn canceling its season, the Big Ten revising its schedule to accommodate teams potentially quarantining, the role of the NCAA Board of Governors and if this is the the start of the Power Five schools breaking off from the NCAA (1:07). Then, Adam Rittenberg joins the podcast to talk about #BigTenUnited, how #BigTenUnited differs from the Pac-12’s player unity group, the potential for more NFL-caliber players to opt out of the season and the Pac-12 planning a loan program to rescue athletic departments if the season doesn’t happen (14:56). Later, Harry Lyles Jr. goes deep on the Pac-12 players’ demands for the conference and the “blueprint” they’ve created (28:00).

Team Stats

Passing Yards174.0114th
Rushing Yards169.455th
Points For27.5175th
Points Against34.717th