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Takeaways from the Big Ten's updated 2020 football schedule

Hopefully the third time will be the charm for the Big Ten.

After a whirlwind month, the conference announced on Wednesday that it will indeed play football in the fall. The Big Ten’s eight-game regular season schedule will begin on Oct. 24 and the full slate was unveiled Saturday morning. It marked the third time the conference had to assemble a schedule for the 2020 football season.

With rapid daily testing for COVID-19 on the way, the conference is attempting to cram nine games for each team over a nine-week span. The ninth game for each team is slated to be played on Dec.