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2020 Schedule
0-0, 1st in Big Ten - West
Rondale Moore opting back in Purdue, check out what he brings to the field (1:03)
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2dHeather Dinich

Purdue's Brohm to miss opener after positive test

Purdue coach Jeff Brohm confirmed he had a positive COVID-19 test and will follow CDC and Big Ten guidelines and self-isolate for 10 days, becoming the first Big Ten head coach to publicly announce a positive diagnosis.

Purdue WR Moore opts back in to 2020 season (1:20)
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26dAdam Rittenberg

WR Moore rejoining Purdue for 2020 campaign

Purdue wide receiver Rondale Moore, who in 2018 became the first true freshman consensus All-American in Big Ten history, is the latest star to return to his team after the conference announced it will have a fall season.

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29dHeather 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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35dAdam 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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37dAdam 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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38dAdam 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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39dHeather 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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43dAdam 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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56dAdam 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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Purdue coaches, athletic director taking pay cuts

Purdue announced football coach Jeff Brohm, basketball coaches Matt Painter and Sharon Versyp, and AD Mike Bobinski have taken a 20% pay cut with the athletic department projecting a shortfall that could exceed $50 million.

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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 Yards309.912th
Rushing Yards83.3126th
Points For26.0Tied-196th
Points Against30.643rd