Big Ten reportedly considering multiple options for football season start

Could the Big Ten play football this fall after all?

Multiple reports Friday indicated it is not out of the question, though no moves seem imminent.

On the downside, the chances of Ohio State and the rest of the league syncing up with the SEC, ACC and Big 12 reportedly are low or perhaps even nonexistent.

According to reports, the Big Ten is considering playing games as soon as Thanksgiving weekend, though that would still be far behind the rest of the leagues that are still playing.

Ohio State director of athletics Gene Smith previously said in a statement Ohio State “is actively planning for the winter and spring seasons for all sports, including football.”

Subsequently, other Big Ten leaders have told reporters of the potential for a winter season that would start in January.

The Big Ten announced in early August the league’s leaders had decided to “postpone” fall sports but offered little detail about why, a move that drew questions from parents of players.

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