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Big Ten unveils 8-game football schedule

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The Big Ten's third football schedule of the 2020 season is highlighted by Michigan-Ohio State on Dec. 12, the final day of the conference's regular-season and the latest date the rivals have ever played.

The Big Ten released an eight-games-in-eight-weeks schedule on Saturday that will start the weekend of Oct. 24. Just three days ago the conference reversed course and decided to play a fall football season after postponing on Aug. 11 because of concerns about COVID-19.

Week 1 features Nebraska at Ohio State, two teams that were at the forefront of the grassroots push to play fall ball in the Big Ten. Michigan will play at Minnesota in the Little Brown Jug rivalry to pen the season.


Miami, Louisville meet in key ACC clash

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Impressive season-opening victories by No. 17 Miami and No. 18 Louisville has the schools ranked - maybe sooner than some expected.

But the recognition has both motivated to sustain the success as they begin Atlantic Coast Conference play Saturday night under the spotlight of a prime-time national television audience. The schools initially weren't scheduled to meet, but the coronavirus pandemic shook up scheduling nationwide and led to the ACC adopting a 10-game slate that has the Hurricanes and Cardinals playing for the second consecutive season.


Oklahoma St. QB Sanders injures ankle

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) No. 11 Oklahoma State quarterback Spencer Sanders left Saturday's game against Tulsa late in the opening quarter with an apparent right ankle injury.

Sanders appeared to get hurt on a short rush in which he gained a first down midway through the first quarter. He limped off the field after that drive ended in a 27-yard field goal by Alex Hale, but he came back for one more play, which ended in a fumble that Tulsa recovered.


No. 1 Clemson hosts Citadel in tuneup

Citadel coach Brent Thompson wasn't sure his team would ever get the chance to play this season, let alone take on the nation's top-ranked team.

But he said the school stayed patient as the coronavirus pandemic altered the college football landscape and was ready to strike when the opportunity came to play at Clemson.


Baylor-Houston ppd. over COVID concerns

Baylor's season opener against Houston, scheduled less than a week ago, was one of two Bowl Subdivision games postponed Friday - the day before before they were supposed to play.

Florida Atlantic's opener against Georgia Southern was postponed earlier in the day, following the results of FAU's COVID-19 testing Thursday. In both cases, the schools involved said they would try to find make-up dates.


FAU postpones opener with Ga. Southern

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NC State allowed 350 fans for opener

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State University said Friday it has received permission from the state to allow up to 350 fans to attend its Saturday home football game against Wake Forest University.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the gathering limit to The Associated Press on Friday morning.


Hill wins S. Carolina job on consistency

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Collin Hill has never backed away from a challenge, especially if it meant getting back on the field at his home state university.

Hill overcame rehabbing from a third ACL tear this spring and bonding with new teammates as a graduate transfer from Colorado State to win the starting quarterback job over last year's incumbent in Ryan Hilinski.


CB Wade will play for Buckeyes after all

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Two of Ohio State's biggest stars, cornerback Shaun Wade and guard Wyatt Davis, are opting back in for the 2020 football season.

The preseason All-Americans had decided to leave school to prepare for the NFL draft when it looked as if there would be no football season for the Big Ten. Both are expected to be first-round picks.

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