The 2020 Big Ten football season - play along for now - is going to be an unprecedented physical gauntlet. And it has Rutgers going from quarantine to training camp to a five-week demolition derby. The Scarlet Knights are used to brutal Novembers against the East Division powers.
The “most likely” format would be to kick off on Labor Day weekend (Saturday, Sept. and play 10 games over 14 or 15 weeks through December, which would provide some flexibility if games need to be postponed and rescheduled for COVID-19 issues. The league is likely to front-load the schedule with division games, according to the report, and it could tear up previously-scheduled crossover matchups in favor of more geographically-friendly pairings.
The union representing professors at Rutgers is suing the university over a $100 million transfer to the athletics department. The news was first reported by Bloomberg. The union is not suing to stop the transfer — that’s already been done.