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Big Ten releases 2020 football schedule

Bucky Badger performs pushups after Wisconsin scored at touchdown against Central Michigan during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)
Bucky Badger performs pushups after Wisconsin scored at touchdown against Central Michigan during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)(Andy Manis | ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Published: Sep. 19, 2020 at 11:19 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) - The Big Ten has released the schedule for Badger football.

The schedule comes just days after the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors reversed an earlier decision to shut down all fall sports because of the coronavirus.

Games are scheduled as follows:

  • October 24 - Illinois - HOME
  • October 31 - Nebraska - AWAY
  • November 7 - Purdue - HOME
  • November 14 - Michigan - AWAY
  • November 21 - Northwestern - AWAY
  • November 28 - Minnesota - HOME
  • December 5 - Indiana - HOME
  • December 12 - Iowa - AWAY

The Big Ten Champions Week is currently scheduled for December 19.

The council voted unanimously to go ahead with the league’s 2020 football season starting in late October.

On Thursday, reports surfaced of 42 players and staff with the Wisconsin football team testing positive for COVID-19 since June, when athletes and staff returned to campus.

29 of those positive tests were from September 1 - 15.

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