Big Ten Football

Gophers Taking Optimistic Approach to Possible Bateman Return

Rashod Bateman originally opted out of season before Big Ten returned

MINNEAPOLIS — Once the Big Ten announced football is making its return this fall, there was one call that head coach, PJ Fleck, made and it was to his top receiver from last season in Rashod Bateman. Bateman set school records¬† in receiving yards and touchdowns, making him a projected first round pick in this year’s draft. With asthma ,the…

Big Ten, Gopher Football to Resume Oct. 23-24

Decision to cancel fall season reversed

MINNEAPOLIS — (Gophers Athletics) The Big Ten Conference announced the restart of its 2020-21 football season, with play scheduled to begin October 23-24. On Aug. 11, the Big Ten Conference postponed the start of the season in response to the many unknowns related to the COVID-19 pandemic and potential risks to student-athlete health and safety. Since then the Conference has…

Reports: Big Ten Football to Return October 17th

Eight games played in nine-week window

FARGO, N.D. — According to multiple reports including the Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel, Big Ten football is expected to make its return. The conference is expected to start games October 17th with practices beginning¬† in two weeks. The season would include eight games with the top two teams playing for a championship. Finishing in time for the winning team to make the…