BIG 10’S SECOND THOUGHT: PLANNING TO START FOOTBALL IN JANUARY!

By Harry Allison

Big Ten officials are working on a revised football schedule that could feature teams starting their season in early January.

Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour said during a Zoom meeting with reporters that the league could release the revised 2020 schedule within a week or so.

Multiple college football people told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Big Ten officials have decided to start the season as early as possible.

That decision would allow players to finish their season before the 2021 NFL draft, currently scheduled to be held April 29 through May 1.

The Big Ten announced Aug. 11 it was shutting down all of the league’s fall sports because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic but hoped to move the football season to the spring semester.

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