Despite mounting evidence that it would be a bad idea, the Big Ten is plowing forward with the 2020 college football season.
This morning, the conference released a revised schedule for this season. Here it is below:
Most Notable Changes
- A tenth game was added in the form of a fourth crossover game, selected for inverse parity to inflate the record of the best teams in each division (Ohio State drew Purdue, Wisconsin drew Rutgers, etc.)
- UNIVERSAL RIVALRY WEEK has been scrapped, with all games being removed from the week of Thanksgiving. The BIG TIME RIVALRY GAMES have been scattered throughout the season. Minnesota, for instance, plays all three Quadrangle games in a row in September and October.
- Penn State and Ohio State were given a Week 1 tune-up game against Northwestern and Illinois respectively. The Big Ten decided to welcome everyone back to college football with the thrilling spectacle of the Illibuck game, a series whose last five contests have been decided by four touchdowns or more.
What do you think? Did your team benefit? Did your team get screwed? Does any of this matter?