Big Ten football could be back as soon as Oct. 17. A presentation from the Return to Competition Task Force went well Saturday, according to reports, and presidents from the 14 schools are expected to vote again by Tuesday.
Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott has talked to Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren about aligning their returns. If the two conferences start by Oct. 24 and play an eight-game schedule, the conference championship games would be played just in time for the College Football Playoff Selection Day on Dec. 20. That could save some hassle of potentially trying to rearrange the playoffs to accommodate the two conferences.
Financial Impact Of Big Ten Football Postponement:
- $952 million: Total potential revenue loss because of the postponement.
- $104 million: Potential loss at Ohio State, one of three schools to initially vote to play — with Nebraska and Iowa.
- $49 million: Potential loss at Rutgers, the low-end of the conference.
College Football Roundup:
- ACC action kicked off on Saturday with National Championship hopefuls Notre Dame and Clemson coasting to victory. Notre Dame had 10,097 fans — about 90% were students — in attendance.
- The Big 12 took to the field with contenders Oklahoma and Texas winning against easy non-conference opponents. Texas welcomed 15,337 fans, while Oklahoma hosted approximately 20,000.
- The SEC is slated to start its season on Sept. 26.