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2020 Schedule
0-1, 4th in Big Ten - West
Matt Hankins stretches out for Iowa INT (0:29)
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CFB Pod: The guys look ahead to Week 8 and give their picks. Plus, Bill Connelly and Adam Rittenberg preview the Big Ten

Pollack and Negnadhi kick off the podcast discussing what looks to be a competitive week of football, what’s up with Bo Nix, Pollack doling out gambling advice, Florida State playing hard, Iowa State rediscovering its identity and their Week 8 picks. Then, Bill Connelly joins the show to talk about potential defensive weaknesses for Ohio State, Penn State missing Micah Parsons, Michigan’s high-potential sophomore class and who can give Wisconsin a run in the West (30:45). Later, Adam Rittenberg hops on to get into pressure facing the Wolverines, how close the Nittany Lions are to the Buckeyes and the intrigue surrounding Indiana and Minnesota (42:00).

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Lawyer for group of ex-players fires back at Iowa

A civil rights attorney stated a group of eight Black former Iowa players' demands in a letter to the university earlier this month, demanding $20 million and the firings of head coach Kirk Ferentz, offensive line coach Brian Ferentz and AD Gary Barta.

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9dTom VanHaaren

Iowa commit backs out, cites racial allegations

Three-star cornerback Jordan Oladokun has decommitted from Iowa, citing the $20 million lawsuit threatened against the Hawkeyes and coach Kirk Ferentz regarding allegations of race-based discrimination and intimidation.

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Iowa says it won't pay ex-players' $20M demand

If their demands are not met by Monday, the former Iowa football players say they are prepared to file a lawsuit seeking damages for the unlawful mistreatment they said they endured while at the school.

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36dHeather 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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42dAdam 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.

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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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44dAdam 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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46dAdam 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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47dHeather 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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50dAdam 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.

What has to happen for Big Ten football to return this year? (1:24)
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Team Stats

Passing Yards265.030th
Rushing Yards195.026th
Points For20.0Tied-93rd
Points Against24.0Tied-69th