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Jim Delany: Friday night games coming to the Big Ten
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Quote:The selected games will be revealed this week, as early as Wednesday afternoon.

“All things considered,” Delany said, “we thought it was worthwhile to dip our toe in the water.”

With the exception of Labor Day weekend, the league has turned down Friday night games, citing a conflict with high school football and concerns about impacting class time and campus logistics.

Delany said the league is reluctant to ask schools with giant seating capacities to host Friday night games, so don’t expect games to be played at Ohio State or Penn State.

And Michigan is flat-out saying no to Friday night games, both home and road. Delany said he believes the school simply prefers Saturday games for “consistency of presentation.”

Delany said there will be three conference games and three non-league games in September and October. No team will play more than twice.

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11-02-2016 02:43 PM
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Rutgers and Maryland, you are up!
11-02-2016 02:43 PM
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yuck. get ready to show off half empty stadiums for half of the game while people are commuting home from NYC and Philly.
11-02-2016 03:30 PM
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Not a huge fan but at least Penn State won't be hosting one. However, Michigan has to be the special princess and avoid it altogether.
11-02-2016 04:07 PM
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RE: Jim Delany: Friday night games coming to the Big Ten
Ohio State has said it will host during fall break and once every three years. I am sure there will be road games too. I really, really hate this move.
11-02-2016 05:01 PM
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Not a fan of this at all, all the non-Saturday football going on around the country has hurt the college football game day pageantry IMO.
11-02-2016 05:02 PM
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RE: Jim Delany: Friday night games coming to the Big Ten
Michigan State I think normally hosts Friday the first week of year and Nebraska/Iowa is Black Friday now. Hopefully those count as 2 of the 6 every year.
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(11-02-2016 05:03 PM)ohio1317 Wrote:  Michigan State I think normally hosts Friday the first week of year and Nebraska/Iowa is Black Friday now. Hopefully those count as 2 of the 6 every year.

And honestly those two Fridays I have no issues with, especially Black Friday which has hosted football for a long time and football is a major part of Thanksgiving weekend in a lot of households.
11-02-2016 05:08 PM
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High school football in the Midwest are very popular, this is a bad move.

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11-02-2016 07:22 PM
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(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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