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Big Ten presidents and chancellors decided unanimously Wednesday to move forward with a football season. Credit: Sophia Tobias | For the Lantern
For the second time in just over a month, the Big Ten conference delivered groundbreaking news to its members, but unlike the postponement decision Aug. 11, the news delivered Wednesday was largely optimistic.
The Big Ten announced Wednesday that it will move forward with its football season with an Oct. 23-24 weekend target for the start of the season. Increased confidence from the Big Ten medical subcommittee and rapid testing has provided a pathway forward for Ohio State and the rest of the conference, and the varying levels of leadership for Ohio State are prepared to play.
Head coach Ryan Day said that although the past month has been difficult, the team is better because of it.
“Our team is stronger right now than it was on Aug. 11 for going through this, and our young guys have seen what real leadership is,” Day said. “And now to be back on the field and play, it is an amazing feeling, but now we got to get back to work.”
Ohio State has been participating in 12-hour training weeks since the postponement …
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