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Breaking: Big Ten to begin football season in October

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Well, folks, what a difference a month can make, amirite? After weeks of protests from players’ parents, outcry from fans, social media statements by coaches and players, literal radio silence from the Big Ten headquarters, doubt cast on myocarditis findings, and improvements in rapid testing capabilities, on Wednesday, the conference’s presidents and chancellors voted to allow B1G schools to return to the football field next month.

The plan is for league teams to play eight games beginning on Oct. 24, and to have a conference championship game on Dec. 19, the day before the College Football Playoff Committee announces the teams that will compete for this season’s national title.

Details, including when games will resume, schedule, which teams will be participating, how individual presidents voted, and more are still developing, and we will update you as those facts become available.

Of far lesser importance, once the Buckeyes officially restart training camp, I will be returning to writing a column per day for the duration of the season. Adjust your schedules accordingly.