Conference games are scheduled to begin the weekend of Oct. 24. A byeless, eight-game regular season will be followed by "Champions Week" — or the league championship game and a slew of interdivisional Big Ten matchups.
But first football players, coaches and other staff will be tested daily starting no later Sept. 30. Multiple Big Ten student bodies and football programs have dealt with varying degrees of outbreaks this spring, but developments in testing spurred confidence in conference leaders. The teams have five weeks to prepare.
Here are some important dates:
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Big Ten 2020 fall schedule
Sept. 16: Conference announces fall football resumes.
Sept. 30: Deadline for each team to implement daily testing.
Oct. 24: Conference kickoff.
- Rutgers vs. Michigan State, noon.
- Michigan vs. Minnesota, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 12: Michigan vs. Ohio State, noon.
Dec. 19: Champions Week, featuring Big Ten championship game and six interdivisional matchups.
Dec. 20: Expected announce date of College Football Playoff.
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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Big Ten fall schedule: Kickoff, championship game dates