Big 10 Considers Possible Spring Football Proposals

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Marshfield (OnFocus) – The announcement this week by the Big 10, and echoed by the Pac 12 to postpone their participation in fall sports seasons has led to speculation on whether either conference would look at spring competition options.

Turns out the Big Ten has been seriously looking at some ideas that might work for spring football.

On a conference call this week, Big 10 football coaches discussed a proposal which would begin conference play early in January. The plan by the conference includes a December training camp and a shortened season that would still allow players to recover and play a season in the fall of 2021.

It’s also worth noting that such a proposal would enable draft-eligible players time to recover and prepare for the NFL draft.

The proposal also might allow for games to be played in domed stadiums during the late winter months, avoiding weather- related difficulties.

This is a developing story with updates to follow.

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]