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Report: Big Ten Football Season to Start Oct. 24 After Postponement Amid COVID

Big Ten football is reportedly on the verge of returning.

According to Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports, the Big Ten presidents and chancellors decided Wednesday to reverse course and approve the return of Big Ten football amid the COVID-19 pandemic beginning on Oct. 24. The timetable will allow the Big Ten to participate in the College Football Playoff.

Per Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports, the current plan is for Big Ten games to be played on campus without fans other than the families of players in attendance, although that could change. Also, the Big Ten Championship Game is scheduled for Dec.