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Big Ten Announces Football Season Will Begin Oct. 23-24

The Big Ten announced today its football season will finally kick off next month. 

The conference says its Council of Presidents and Chancellors adopted “significant medical protocols” for COVID-19 and voted unanimously to begin its football season on Friday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 24th.  No schedule was released. 

The conference says the medical protocols will include daily antigen testing and enhanced cardiac screening.  The daily testing will begin by September 30th. 

Nebraska and the 13 other Big Ten schools will designate a Chief Infection Officer to oversee the collection and reporting of data.  The conference says it will use that data to make decisions about continuing practices and games.

The Big Ten says updates regarding other fall sports, which includes volleyball, will be announced shortly.    


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