The Husker Hounds sports apparel store in Omaha, Neb., shows on television screens Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, a Big Ten virtual news conference to discuss the reopening of the football season. | Nati Harnik, Associated Press
The Big Ten is coming back. Here are some of the biggest reactions.
The Big Ten will play football this season.
The Big Ten approved a proposal Wednesday morning to begin its 2020 season in October. Each team will play eight games within eight weeks, as the Deseret News reported.
The league championship will happen in December — one day before the College Football Playoff rankings are decided.
“Everyone associated with the Big Ten should be very proud of the groundbreaking steps that are now being taken to better protect the health and safety of the student-athletes and surrounding communities,” Dr. Jim Borchers, Ohio State head team physician and co-chairman of the Return to Competition Task Force medical subcommittee, said in a statement.
Multiple reactions filtered on social media. In fact, President Donald Trump praised the decision.
“Great News: BIG TEN FOOTBALL IS BACK. All teams to participate. Thank you to the players, coaches, parents, and all school representatives. Have a FANTASTIC SEASON! It is my great honor to have helped!!!”
Great News: BIG TEN FOOTBALL IS BACK. All teams to participate. Thank you to the players, coaches, parents, and all school representatives. Have a FANTASTIC SEASON! It is my great honor to have helped!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 16, 2020
Other reactions talked about the coronavirus testing that will be done, and what to expect with the upcoming season. There were also a number of reactions that spoke to the political ramifications of the Big Ten’s return.
So excited for Buckeye Nation and enthusiastically support unanimous @bigten decision to give our student-athletes an opportunity to compete in the sports they love this fall. Grateful to Big Ten colleagues, @OSU_AD, @ryandaytime, and all our coaches and athletes. Go Buckeyes!
— Kristina M. Johnson (@PresKMJohnson) September 16, 2020
I’m hardly the first to ask this, but again: Why do the White House and the Big Ten get this, and the rest of us can’t?
We need a serious reckoning about our national priorities. https://t.co/6ZQt8Y9urY
— Zachary Binney (@zbinney_NFLinj) September 16, 2020
The Big Ten joining the CFB world on October 24th pic.twitter.com/JqOo4y9egU
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 16, 2020
The Big Ten coming back – and @realDonaldTrump role in helping bring it back – will impact the election. Fact.
— Will Cain (@willcain) September 16, 2020
Remember when @realDonaldTrump called Big Ten commish Kevin Warren & all the coronabros on here were upset & said there was no way the Big Ten was playing this fall? Scoreboard. Huge win.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 16, 2020
Pac-12 fans seeing the Big Ten news like: pic.twitter.com/99O6JIwJeR
— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) September 16, 2020
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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News