SOURCES: BIG TEN to play football this season

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EAST LANSING, MICH (WLNS)— Inside sources tell 6 News that MSU will play football this season, with games anticipated to start around October 17th.

This is subject to change, but sources confirm that practice would likely start within the next two weeks.

The season would include 8 games, with the 2 top teams in each division playing one another for the Big Ten Championship.

There were social media posts that claimed a decision would be made tonight, leading to speculation that the season would be reinstated.

The president of the University of Nebraska system (not the Lincoln campus itself) also suggested – in a video recorded while he was speaking near an open microphone – that an announcement about the football season was forthcoming.

The chancellor of the University of Wisconsin also suggested all Big Ten schools would abide by any decision.

“We’re all going to play or not if we possibly can,” Chancellor Rebecca Blank said at a press conference. “This isn’t going to be a school-by-school thing.”

On August 11 the Big Ten presidents and chancellors postponed all fall sports, including football, by an 11-3 margin.

The Pac 12 followed suit but none of the other major football conferences postponed their seasons.

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