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2020 Schedule
0-0, 1st in Big Ten - East
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2dChris Low

College football Power Rankings for Week 3

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.

Harbaugh shares message to Michigan players about return to play (1:07)
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3dTom VanHaaren

O-lineman Mayfield opts back in for Wolverines

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.

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Mich. Gov: Mask order for football may change

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.''


Spain and Fitz Hour 1 Hour 1: Big 10 Football coming back

Jason & Sarah discuss the return of Big Ten football & talk to two players about the decision. Plus, who should get most of the blame for the Clippers’ collapse & why aren’t the Nuggets getting more love? Nick Friedell joins #HiFraand & talks Conference Final match-ups, plus Jason & Sarah argue about whether bands should play songs differently live or stick to the album version. And: The Demon Spawn of Jeff Passan.

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5dAdam 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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5dTom VanHaaren

Source: Michigan's McCaffrey opts out, to transfer

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.


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.

Why we're likely to see Big Ten football this fall (0:45)
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7dAdam 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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9dAdam 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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10dHeather 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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13dAdam 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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16dTom VanHaaren

Harbaugh joins protest against postponed 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.

How college football players are using their voice to bring change (4:04)
What has to happen for Big Ten football to return this year? (1:24)
How safe is college football in 2020? (3:05)
How much should players have a say in the future of college football? (3:40)

Team Stats

Passing Yards250.850th
Rushing Yards150.777th
Points For31.8Tied-115th
Points Against19.5113th