B1G staying flexible with scheduling, with games possible on weeknights
While the B1G knows what framework it will follow for a fall football schedule in 2020, it may have to get a little creative in how it goes about its weekly games. Right now, Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez says the conference is very flexible on when and how games are scheduled.
Alvarez, who leads the scheduling committee for the B1G, told reporters on Wednesday that the B1G is continuing to look at different days to hold competitions this year. While Saturday will continue to be the primary day for most games throughout the fall, the conference is also looking at Friday night, or potentially even Monday night contests.
Alvarez says the Big Ten will be flexible in its scheduling. Fox has mentioned Friday games and even Monday games.
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Playing on Friday night is nothing new to the B1G, which implemented a small Friday night schedule when it began playing nine conference games. Monday night would be a new venture for the league.
No decisions have been made on that at this time, though Alvarez says a schedule should be released later in the week.
The B1G 2020 fall season is scheduled to begin the weekend of Oct. 23-24 and teams will play and eight-game schedule, as well as one game on “Champions Week,” when teams are matched up based on how they finish in each division (East No. 1 vs. West No. 1, East No. 2 vs. West No. 2, East No. 3 vs. West No. 3, etc.).
Each team will play 14 games this fall.