Report: Changing date for conference championship games could be on the table this season
By now, we all understand that there’s a strong chance the college football season looks a lot different than what we’re used to seeing. Whether it’s changes to the schedule, limited fans in attendance or a modified postseason, there could be numerous alterations to the traditional year.
One of the potential options, according to a recent report from The Athletic’s Nicole Auerbach, could be to delay conference championship games this season. According to the report, three major conferences are taking that option into consideration.
According to Auerbach, the B1G is one of the conferences weighing that option. A potential delay in the championship game could be played on week later than previously scheduled, to “allow their teams to use the weekend of Dec. 5 to potentially make up games canceled due to COVID-19,” the report states.
The Big 12 and Pac-12 are the two other conferences currently considering moving the championship game back a week.
Currently, the B1G Championship Game is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5 in Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium. It’s always on the Saturday evening following the regular season finale.
A potential delay would result in the B1G playing the game on Saturday, Dec. 12.