Reports: Big Ten Football Season Could Start Oct. 17

The Big Ten could reverse field and kickoff its football season on October 17th. That’s the date being reported by multiple media outlets, including the Lincoln Journal Star.

The newspaper says the Big Ten’s Council of Presidents and Chancellors is expected to vote on the proposal this week, maybe as soon as today. On August 11th, the council voted to postpone all fall sports. 

Media reports say an October 17th start would allow Big Ten teams to play eight games with one bye week.  The two division winners would meet for the conference championship on December 19th. 

The next day, the four teams to play in the College Football Playoffs will be announced.