Report: Big Ten to go to conference-only football season in 2020; 4 ACC programs with Big Ten matchups

According to a note from Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic on Twitter, the Big Ten expects to announce today (July 9) that it will go to a conference-only football schedule for the 2020 season, due to concerns with COVID-19.

As of right now, four ACC football programs were scheduled to play against a Big Ten opponent during the non-conference portion of the 2020 schedule. However, that seems to no longer be the case. Here’s a look at those three matchups; all of which were set to occur in September.

  • Boston College
    • Purdue, 9/26
  • Syracuse
    • Rutgers, 9/12
  • Miami
    • Michigan State, 9/26
  • Virginia Tech
    • Penn State, 9/12

From its unique schedule, Notre Dame has just one Big Ten matchup currently on the books for 2020: Wisconsin at Lambeau Field on Oct. 3.

Not long after Auerbach’s report, further confirmation on the Big Ten’s decision came via ESPN. The ESPN report also states that the conference-only schedule will extend beyond football; all fall sports will adhere to the policy.


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