2020 ScheduleAll times ET

2020 Schedule
0-0, 1st in Big Ten - West
AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
20hHeather 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.

David Stacy/Icon Sportswire
3dChris 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.

Jesse Johnson/USA TODAY Sports
4dAdam Rittenberg

Bateman re-enrolls, hopes to play for Minnesota

Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman, Mel Kiper's No. 10 overall prospect for the 2021 NFL draft, has re-enrolled in school and hopes for an NCAA waiver to allow him to play this season. Bateman opted out last month over COVID-19 concerns.

6d

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.

Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
7dAdam 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.

7d

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)
5d
Patrick S Blood/Icon Sportswire
9dAdam 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.

Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY Sports
10dAdam 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)
11d
Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY Sports
11dHeather 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.

G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images
15dAdam 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.

ESPN.com Illustration
22dESPN.com

Ranking the top 50 players in college football

No, the Big Ten and Pac-12 are not playing college football this fall. (We think.) Yes, their players -- plus those who opted out -- are included here. Why? To give a full sense of what we're missing this season. Let the debates begin.

What has to happen for Big Ten football to return this year? (1:24)
12d
How safe is college football in 2020? (3:05)
20d
@GopherFootball/Twitter
26dMark Schlabach

Minnesota pays $500K settlement in rape case

Minnesota has reached a $500,000 settlement with the woman who said she was gang raped by several Gophers football players in 2016, according to documents obtained by the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images
28dAdam 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.

Team Stats

Passing Yards253.347th
Rushing Yards178.746th
Points For34.277th
Points Against22.496th