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The Big Ten and Pac-12 have postponed the fall college football season. What does that mean for the rest of the Power 5? Can Nebraska really go rogue and play as an independent? And what does this mean for the NFL draft?
- Big Ten nixes fall football season, eyes spring
- Frost: Nebraska prepared to play outside Big Ten
- Penn State's Parsons opts out to prep for draft
- Big Ten players follow Pac-12, form unity group
A look back at the major events leading to the current situation for fall sports, including the Big Ten postponing its season.
The Big Ten Conference has decided to postpone all fall sports, including football, and will look to play those sports in the spring.
Nebraska coach Scott Frost said Monday that the Cornhuskers are prepared to play this upcoming football season, even if it's outside the Big Ten, saying, "I think we're prepared to look at any and all options."
As college football teams prepare for the 2020 season amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a few top NFL prospects are opting out of playing -- and opting for the NFL draft.
Virginia Tech's Caleb Farley, a top pro prospect, became the first NFL prospect to skip the college football season to prepare for the draft. Potential first-round picks like Rashod Bateman, Micah Parsons and Greg Rousseau have followed suit.
Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons has decided to opt out of the season and prepare for the NFL draft.
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).
Following the lead of their peers in the Pac-12, Big Ten players have formed a unity group to address athlete concerns.
Coaches at Penn State and Wake Forest are self-isolating from at-risk family members because of the risk of catching coronavirus, while players and coaches with underlying health issues must put faith in a system that will keep them safe on campus.
The Big Ten football schedule has two bye weeks built in for each team, with the regular season ending Nov. 21 and the conference title game on Dec. 5. There is ample flexibility to account for games that need to be rescheduled.
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Big Ten athletic directors and presidents have decided on moving to a conference-only model for all fall sports, including football.
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Penn State AD Sandy Barbour said that talks of potentially playing college football in the spring began as early as March but that the idea is largely seen as a "last resort" because of the effect it would have on the 2021 season.
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Penn State head coach James Franklin joins Kevin Negandhi and David Pollack to discuss his decision to leave his family in Florida during the college football season, being transparent with players and parents, supporting athletes who take their issues public, Micah Parsons and his on the field outlook for the 2020 season (14:52). Plus, Kevin and David catch-up and talk about the high number of COVID-19 positives among college football teams returning to campus (00:00).