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2020 Schedule
0-1, 5th in Big Ten - East
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Yewcic, 2-sport star for Michigan St., dies at 88

Tom Yewcic, who was starting quarterback for Michigan State's 1952 national title team and earned MVP honors for the Spartans in the '54 College World Series, died at age 88.

Reed jukes Rutgers defender for 50-yard TD (0:39)
Rutgers forces four 1st-half turnovers (1:45)
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MSU's Tucker still mum on QB as opener nears

Michigan State coach Mel Tucker wouldn't announce a starting quarterback on Tuesday, four days before the Spartans open the season against Rutgers, noting, "There's been furious competition at so many positions, including quarterback."

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33dHeather 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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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.''

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39dAdam 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.


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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42dAdam 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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43dAdam 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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44dHeather 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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47dAdam 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.


Former All-Pro punter Montgomery dies at 55

Greg Montgomery, an All-Pro punter who spent nine years in the NFL with the Houston Oilers, Detroit and Baltimore, has died. He was 55. Montgomery still holds the Big Ten record by averaging 49.7 yards per punt at Michigan State in 1986.

What has to happen for Big Ten football to return this year? (1:24)
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60dAdam 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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62dAdam Rittenberg

Inside the Big Ten's two weeks of discontent: 'Everyone is furious'

Since the Big Ten announced it was postponing its fall season on Aug. 11, coaches, players and parents have pointed their frustration toward new commissioner Kevin Warren. But is the criticism deserved? We take an inside look at a tumultuous few weeks.


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).

Team Stats

Passing Yards319.015th
Rushing Yards50.099th
Points For27.0Tied-67th
Points Against38.015th