Big Ten Goes From Optimism To Silence


After weekend meetings with the Big Ten's 'return to play task force,' reports circulated Sunday that league Presidents were closing in on a vote for a potential October 17 start to the football season. The tone was generally optimistic that October football could become a reality. Then Monday came and the optimism turned to silence. There was no vote, no rumors and really no news on when the Presidents might actually make a decision. In fact the only news of the day was that Buckeye defensive back Shaun Wade got tired of waiting. The preseason All-American announced he was opting out of the upcoming season, whenever it ultimately gets played, to prepare for the NFL draft. Wade became the second highly touted Buckeye, offensive lineman Wyatt Davis is the other, to opt out in the past five days.

On Tuesday morning we were joined by Dispatch Buckeye beat writer Bill Rabinowitz to find out the latest. We discussed the constant rumors, when the actual vote might come, the opt-out decisions by Wade and Davis and more. It was a great conversation with Bill who's one of the best in the business. If you missed it, you can check it out by clicking here to go to Joel Riley's podcast page.