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Report: Conference Only Football Schedule Likely for 2020 Season

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The Big Ten is likely to announce a conference-only schedule for the 2020 football season, according to a report by Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic.

Auerbach reported the news Thursday afternoon by stating the following.

“The Big Ten is expected to announce today that it will go with a conference-only football schedule for this fall, a person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Athletic.”

The decision could be something we see all major conferences do when the Big Ten announces their decision later today. A source told Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio that “conference only football is likely across the country.”

Jones added in a separate tweet that he expects the SEC to announce a 10-game conference-only schedule that would begin in mid-September. The traditional SEC schedule only includes 8 conference games, (six division and two crossover oppenents) so a 10-game model would include six division opponents, along with four crossover matchups from the other side of the conference for a total of ten games.

Kentucky’s schedule would look significantly different. The model would eliminate the annual rivalry with Louisville this season, as well as non-conference dates with Eastern Michigan, Kent State, and Eastern Illinois.

I’d take it if it means we get college football in 2020.

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