Earlier today all 14 chancellors of the Big 10 voted to start the football season on an abbreviated 8 game schedule. This is big because as recent as last night it was believed that Micigan and Michigan State still would not play. This is not the case. The league will restart with rapid covid 19 testing, this was not available 5 weeks ago, as well as testing for myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart wall which can be caused by Covid. This decision was not made on a whim, there are strict guidelines and protocols that have to be met daily and weekly.
Needless to say there are many happy fans throuhout the country, not just in Happy Valley. Sports fans throughout the country, including President Trump, applauded the decision. Games are set to begin October 23rd, 24th, giving teams enough time to get in reps and workouts. This also gives the league time to set up testing and data harvesting protocols.
College football just got better.