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IU football: The Big Ten releases revised 2020 schedule

The Big Ten released its updated 2020 football schedule on Wednesday.

As it stands right now, Indiana will start the season as originally scheduled.

The Hoosiers will open the 2020 campaign on Friday, Sept. 4, at Wisconsin.

As previously announced, the Big Ten is moving forward with a league only schedule.  Minnesota was added as an additional divisional crossover game on IU’s 2020 slate, bringing the total to 10 contests.

The only other change to Indiana’s original 2020 Big Ten schedule was revising the location of its games against Michigan and Michigan State.  The Hoosiers will now host Michigan and travel to East Lansing to face the Spartans.

The league made it clear that the release of a schedule does not guarantee that the 2020 season will happen.

“In making this announcement, the Conference acknowledges that there is much work to be done on our campuses, in our communities and across the country to gain control of a virus that continues to spread at an alarming rate,” a statement read. “While the Conference remains hopeful for a September 2020 start in all fall sports, including football, issuing a schedule does not guarantee that competition will occur.”

A separate announcement regarding the fate of 2020 fall sports is expected from the NCAA on Wednesday.

In its release, the Big Ten said that teams can begin preseason practices on Friday, Aug. 7, or earlier if permitted under NCAA guidelines related to first dates of scheduled competition.  Indiana will open its 2020 fall camp on Thursday.

Indiana’s current 2020 schedule is now as follows:

Sept. 4 – at Wisconsin

Sept. 12 – Penn State

Sept. 19 – Illinois

Sept. 26 – at Ohio State

Oct. 10 – at Minnesota

Oct. 17 – Michigan

Oct. 24 – Maryland

Oct. 31 – at Rutgers

Nov. 7 – at Michigan State

Nov. 21 – Purdue

The Big Ten championship game is scheduled for Dec. 5.


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