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Big Ten Football Returns October 23

New York- After voting, the Big 10 committee has changed its view on the season and will start October 23

The committee wanted to ensure the health of athletic students and have a safety protocol included before the season could start. Since the season started late, they will play only nine games and will not have a bye because of the late start. Testing for students will start September. 30. If a student test positive for COVID 19, they will have to quarantine for 21 days before returning back for play.

“One of the things that we feel good about is daily testing,” Maryland Athletic Director Damon Evans said. “We hope [that] will put us in a position to really be able to contact trace and to, more specifically, provide a clean practice area, a clean field and limit the spread of the virus amongst teammates moving forward. So we will deal with things as they come. Obviously, it is going to be a tight window.”

Here is the schedules for the Big 10 that was released on Saturday.

OCTOBER 24 Nebraska at Ohio State (FOX) Michigan at Minnesota Penn State at Indiana Iowa at Purdue Illinois at Wisconsin Rutgers at Michigan State Maryland at Northwestern

OCTOBER 31 Ohio State at Penn State Michigan State at Michigan Wisconsin at Nebraska Northwestern at Iowa Minnesota at Maryland Purdue at Illinois Indiana at Rutgers

NOVEMBER 7 Michigan State at Iowa Maryland at Penn State Purdue at Wisconsin Rutgers at Ohio State Michigan at Indiana  Minnesota at Illinois Nebraska at Northwestern

NOVEMBER 14 Penn State at Nebraska Wisconsin at Michigan Ohio State at Maryland Iowa at Minnesota Indiana at Michigan State Northwestern at Purdue Illinois at Rutgers

NOVEMBER 21 Iowa at Penn State Indiana at Ohio State Purdue at Minnesota Michigan at Rutgers Wisconsin at Northwestern Michigan State at Maryland Illinois at Nebraska

NOVEMBER 28 Penn State at Michigan Minnesota at Wisconsin Nebraska at Iowa Ohio State at Illinois Northwestern at Michigan State Maryland at Indiana Rutgers at Purdue

DECEMBER 5 Ohio State at Michigan State Maryland at Michigan Northwestern at Minnesota Indiana at Wisconsin Iowa at Illinois Penn State at Rutgers Nebraska at Purdue

DECEMBER 12 Michigan at Ohio State (FOX) Rutgers at Maryland Wisconsin at Iowa Michigan State at Penn State Minnesota at Nebraska Illinois at Northwestern Purdue at Indiana BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME The Big Ten Championship Game kicks off Dec. 19 from Lucas Oil Stadium. The weekend will also feature a series of "plus one" games for teams that did not qualify for the title game.

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