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Highlighting the Most Important Big Ten Games That Don't Involve Ohio State in the New 2020 Schedule

A week ago today, Ohio State’s football team and its fans were were watching college football move on without them. The Buckeyes, who entered the 2020 offseason as one of the favorites to win this year’s national title, were sidelined after the Big Ten ruled to postpone fall action back to the winter (at the earliest) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But recent advances in rapid testing and its availability to Big Ten universities (among other important factors) made fall football a more realistic option for the league. Last Wednesday, the conference announced it was moving forward with a fall football season, giving Ohio State a chance to make a return trip to the college football playoff after falling painfully short of the title game just nine short months ago.