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After further review, Big Ten decides to play

The league will start playing games the weekend of Oct. 24.
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Are you ready for some Big Ten football? The league will kick off its football season the weekend of Oct. 24 after its presidents and chancellors unanimously voted today to resume competition.

Teams will play eight games in eight weeks, followed by the Big Ten Championship. That would make the Big Ten eligible for the College Football Playoff, CBS Sports reported.

“While it took longer than I wanted, the decision to allow sports again at The Ohio State University and other member universities is the correct one,” Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said in a news release. “This was always about fairness and being equitable in the agreement between the conference and the universities. Going forward, it’s my hope that the future of the Big Ten is always fought on the field and not in the courtroom.”