2020 College football thread

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Sun, Aug 30, 2020 12:04 AM

I have no idea what teams are playing and when. Next weekend there’s a few games on. There’s usually a solid game on Labor Day primetime. This year it’s BYU - Navy. That about sums up 2020.

Anyways, things officially kicked off tonight I guess with Austin Peay vs Central Arkansas, which I’ve watched a lot of oddly enough. 


friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Sun, Aug 30, 2020 12:07 AM

2,000 fans in the stands for this game. I wonder how many more there would have been without Covid...

Verbal Kint Senior Member
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Sun, Aug 30, 2020 9:15 AM

FBS SCHEDULE - WEEK 1

Thursday, September 3

MatchupTime (ET)TV/MobileTickets
Central Arkansas at UAB8:00pmESPN3Buy Tickets
South Alabama at Southern Miss9:00pmCBSSNBuy Tickets

Saturday, September 5

MatchupTime (ET)TV/MobileTickets
Eastern Kentucky at Marshall1:00pmESPNBuy Tickets
Middle Tennessee at Army1:30pmCBSSNBuy Tickets
SMU at Texas State4:30pmESPNBuy Tickets
Houston Baptist at North Texas7:30pmESPN3Buy Tickets
Arkansas State at Memphis8:00pmESPNBuy Tickets
Stephen F. Austin at UTEP9:00pmESPN3Buy Tickets

Monday, September 7

MatchupTime (ET)TV/MobileTickets
BYU at Navy8:00pmESPNBuy Tickets
friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Wed, Sep 16, 2020 9:34 AM

Big Ten is back end of October. 

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Wed, Sep 16, 2020 9:39 AM

Just posted that too. I can’t search threads for shit on my phone. They’re making it tight w/ 8 games in 8 weeks and no byes, but I’ll take anything. Was Wade the only significant OSU player to opt out?

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Wed, Sep 16, 2020 9:48 AM
posted by iclfan2

Just posted that too. I can’t search threads for shit on my phone. They’re making it tight w/ 8 games in 8 weeks and no byes, but I’ll take anything. Was Wade the only significant OSU player to opt out?

And Wyatt Davis (OL, projected late first-rounder).

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Wed, Sep 16, 2020 10:04 AM

This is going to be very tight to get in the 8 games.  But I'm glad it's happening.  The incompetence of the Big Ten's handling of this entire thing is so staggering.  They'll hang their hat on the new testing options as the big change that allowed it to go forward.  In reality, not a damn thing has changed since August 10th when they originally made this decision.  If they'd just admit they completely overreacted and are correcting themselves, I'd have a lot of respect for them. 


Oh well, Buckeyes are back.  In light of the fact that Michigan's president was a huge cause of this debacle, I hope the Buckeyes absolutely demolish them again this year.  


Hey U-M, your program is no longer relevant.  Yes you ruled the leather helmet era, but that period has officially closed.  


BO: Those who stay will be champions.

PROSPECT: Wow Bo.  You stayed a long time.  How many championships did you win?

BO: None

wildcats20 In ROY I Trust!!
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Wed, Sep 16, 2020 11:40 AM

Thought it was 8 games in 9 weeks?

Automatik Senior Member
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Wed, Sep 16, 2020 12:49 PM

Wonder if Wade will change his mind now? Is that even allowed?

Automatik Senior Member
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Wed, Sep 16, 2020 12:53 PM

Nm....it is. As long as he doesn't hire an agent.

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Wed, Sep 16, 2020 2:59 PM
posted by Automatik

Wonder if Wade will change his mind now? Is that even allowed?

Saw an article a bit ago where he said he's currently undecided and is hoping to make a decision by tomorrow, I think.

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Wed, Sep 16, 2020 5:35 PM

Man is there anyone pushing the 'Rona = death narrative more than the political sports columnists in USA Today's sports section?  

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Wed, Sep 16, 2020 6:29 PM

The Brennan person who called it the saddest day in B1G history seems to be a really miserable and horrible person. I couldn't imagine being a sports writer who actively hated the fact sports were still around.

wildcats20 In ROY I Trust!!
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Wed, Sep 16, 2020 6:43 PM

With as outspoken as his dad was, I’m surprised he hasn’t announced he’s back yet. Dad pushed for weeks and then he opts out right before an announcement. 

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Wed, Sep 16, 2020 6:56 PM
posted by Heretic

The Brennan person who called it the saddest day in B1G history seems to be a really miserable and horrible person. I couldn't imagine being a sports writer who actively hated the fact sports were still around.

She's awful. I saw her article indicated she grew up in Ohio, but attended every Michigan home game - shocker. She's also able to work into most of her college related pieces that she went to Northwestern for undergraduate and graduate school, that she's a visiting professor at Northwestern and that she sits on Northwestern's board of regents.   You'd think half the players will end up dead reading her column. Never mind that this won't happen and that these kids actually want to play. 


You're right, a thoroughly miserable person. 

wildcats20 In ROY I Trust!!
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Wed, Sep 16, 2020 7:13 PM

Wyatt Davis is back. 

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Wed, Sep 16, 2020 7:59 PM
posted by Heretic

The Brennan person who called it the saddest day in B1G history seems to be a really miserable and horrible person. I couldn't imagine being a sports writer who actively hated the fact sports were still around.

She called the Big Ten's decision to play the "darkest day in the conference's history".  I guess Jerry Sandusky wasn't so bad after all.


https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/columnist/brennan/2020/09/16/big-ten-football-decision-marks-darkest-day/5793238002/

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Wed, Sep 16, 2020 8:21 PM

Lol wtf

33,369 posts 117 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Sep 16, 2020 9:25 PM

Brennan is from Toledo. I’ve met her quite a few times and she is actually really pleasant. But goodness her takes are awful and always glass half empty. She tries to use her platform to take down those in charge.

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Thu, Sep 17, 2020 7:35 AM
posted by Laley23

Brennan is from Toledo. I’ve met her quite a few times and she is actually really pleasant. But goodness her takes are awful and always glass half empty. She tries to use her platform to take down those in charge.

She is so predictively negative and cynical. I don't know why USA Today decided that sports page readers are interested in her woke political takes. A very negative person and an obvious elitist. 

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Thu, Sep 17, 2020 8:39 AM

Sounds like Pac12 and Mountain West trying to get back to playing soon as well. 

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