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RE: Jim Delany: Friday night games coming to the Big Ten
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Quote:The Big Ten will begin playing Friday night football games this fall, but Delany acknowledged the league has received considerable blowback for playing on what traditionally has been the night for high school football.

Michigan and Penn State have said they won’t participate. Northwestern was supposed to play two games this season, but complained and got both changed. Nebraska plays at Illinois this season on Sept. 29, a Friday.

In the future, Delany said, he expects just two Friday games per year beyond Labor Day weekend, with as much as 10 months notice for schools to prepare.

As for the total number of night football games, the Big Ten in recent years has had roughly 15 to 18 such kickoffs. Delany said “the low 20s’’ is the probable number in the future.
07-24-2017 02:28 PM
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RE: Jim Delany: Friday night games coming to the Big Ten
(11-02-2016 08:38 PM)TerpsNPhoenix Wrote:  
(11-02-2016 02:43 PM)dbackjon Wrote:  Rutgers and Maryland, you are up!
Yep...as much as I don't want it to happen, Terps will be a regular I suspect.

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No big deal. In fact, Friday night games don't break up the weekend, enabling me to head to the beach either after the game or early Saturday morning during the month of September.
07-24-2017 04:43 PM
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RE: Jim Delany: Friday night games coming to the Big Ten
It sounds like Jim Delaney signed off on a deal without the approval of the schools.
07-24-2017 06:20 PM
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RE: Jim Delany: Friday night games coming to the Big Ten
(07-24-2017 06:20 PM)GE and MTS Wrote:  It sounds like Jim Delaney signed off on a deal without the approval of the schools.

I'm sure he got the approval he needed (i.e. school presidents), he just may not have gotten total buy-in (e.g. AD's and coaches).
07-25-2017 06:57 AM
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