2020 SeasonAll times ET
- Big Ten nixes fall football season, eyes spring
- Big Ten players follow Pac-12, form unity group
- Big Ten to start Sept. 3; Michigan-OSU on Oct. 24
- Review finds racial bias, bullying in Iowa football
Whether or not you like the idea of spring college football, the logistics can work ... if conferences show the foresight and cooperation they've lacked over the five months since the coronavirus pandemic altered the sports calendar.
The Big Ten Conference has decided to postpone all fall sports, including football, and will look to play those sports in the spring.
A look back at the major events leading to the current situation for fall sports, including the Big Ten postponing its season.
The CFB Pod: The latest on UConn canceling its season, the new Big Ten schedule, players opting out and the Pac-12 player unity group
Kevin Negandhi spins the wheel of college football news, first with Heather Dinich as they discuss UConn canceling its season, the Big Ten revising its schedule to accommodate teams potentially quarantining, the role of the NCAA Board of Governors and if this is the the start of the Power Five schools breaking off from the NCAA (1:07). Then, Adam Rittenberg joins the podcast to talk about #BigTenUnited, how #BigTenUnited differs from the Pac-12’s player unity group, the potential for more NFL-caliber players to opt out of the season and the Pac-12 planning a loan program to rescue athletic departments if the season doesn’t happen (14:56). Later, Harry Lyles Jr. goes deep on the Pac-12 players’ demands for the conference and the “blueprint” they’ve created (28:00).
Following the lead of their peers in the Pac-12, Big Ten players have formed a unity group to address athlete concerns.
The Big Ten football schedule has two bye weeks built in for each team, with the regular season ending Nov. 21 and the conference title game on Dec. 5. There is ample flexibility to account for games that need to be rescheduled.
Kirk Ferentz joins to talk about the state of the Iowa football program. Herm Edwards joins to talk about how his Arizona State football team is preparing for a weird college football season. Bill Curry joins to share stories on Mike Golic's final ESPN Radio show. Dave McMenamin joins to break down the first night of the NBA restart. A Golic & Wingo 'best of' That Bytes and the final Love It or Shove It.
Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz joins to talk about the mistreatment of African-American players in his program and what he's doing to fix it. Plus, Stugotz joins to share some Golic memories and one last Love It or Shove It.
The Iowa football program's culture has suffered from racial bias against Black players and bullying by a small number of current and former coaches, according to an investigation report released Thursday.
Last month, dozens of current and former Iowa football players spoke up about culture problems in the program, primarily centered on the treatment of Black athletes.
The guys talk about the NBA MVP race before speaking with Bomani Jones about Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz and the power college athletes are realizing they have and much more. They also share some terrible proposal stories from the listeners.
An internal report dating to 2019 alleges racial discrimination against Black athletes within Iowa's athletic program.
Big Ten athletic directors and presidents have decided on moving to a conference-only model for all fall sports, including football.
The Iowa athletic department on Tuesday announced budget reductions of about $15 million for the upcoming fiscal year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.