Report: B1G officials working on spring schedule with potential start date in January
B1G officials are reportedly working a spring football schedule with a start date potentially in January, according to a report from Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. The conference stated it will work towards a spring season after postponing football and other fall sports last week.
Potrykus reported that the B1G is working to start a spring season as early as possible. That effort would allow players to complete the season before the NFL Draft begins and would also potentially allow the 2021 season to begin without interruption in the fall.
At this time, the B1G has not released a concrete plan. On Tuesday, Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour said that officials were working on a model for spring football and she expected details to be released in “about a week or so.”
Wisconsin parents were reportedly briefed on the plan this week and the season will use indoor facilities to move forward with the season. Badgers AD Barry Alvarez told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that the plan would not involve two full seasons.
Shortly after the B1G made the decision to call off football in the fall, Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm released a detailed plan for playing a spring season and beginning again in the fall. Ohio State coach Ryan Day also had some ideas, though he wanted an earlier start date than Brohm proposed.
The Purdue head coach had pitched a late-February start date.