Vegas released odds on the B1G actually playing spring football. They're not great
Vegas has spoken. And if you believe the oddsmakers, there’s a really good chance the B1G does not play football this spring, despite that being the goal.
On Tuesday, the B1G became the first Power 5 league in college athletics to announce that it was postponing football and other fall sports this year. Instead, it’s hoping to hold a revised schedule for the spring football.
However, Vegas doesn’t believe the conference will actually play. It recently released odds heavily leaned towards the B1G not playing a game at any point in the spring.
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While coaches and athletic directors seem to be supportive of the idea of football in the spring, it would be a tough hurdle to leap. With other sports, the NFL Scouting Combine and NFL Draft, it would be incredibly difficult to squeeze in a schedule.
Ryan Day thought an eight-game schedule, beginning in early January might be possible. He did also say, though, that the B1G needs to work on a plan immediately if it wants to move in that direction.
But, if you trust Vegas, don’t count on B1G football in the spring.