Across the country, things continue to move towards a return to normalcy, including the landscape around college athletics.

Sports Betting in Big Ten Country

There is big news coming to the upcoming 2022-23 Big Ten football season (and NFL season). Ohio online sports betting and Maryland sports betting are on the way.

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On Thursday, fans received word that college football’s bowl season will be back at full strength for the 2021 season. It should be a jam-packed postseason of action, coming to a conclusion on Jan. 10 with the College Football Playoff National Championship.

It also looks like student-athletes in the B1G will get another return to normalcy at the end of the month. According to Ben Jones with StateCollege.com, Penn State reported zero positive tests for a second consecutive week. Included in Penn State’s weekly report of tests for the athletic department was a note that the B1G will cease mandatory daily testing for student-athletes on May 30.

Student-athletes have been tested daily since Sept. 30:

“For the period of May 15-21, Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics conducted 92 COVID-19 tests of students with zero positive test results,” Penn State’s weekly testing report reads. “The testing numbers include the Big Ten’s daily antigen testing protocol, which began Sept. 30 and will conclude May 30.”