First look at the 2020 Ohio State football schedule

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By 92.3 The Fan

The Big Ten conference has released its 2020 football season schedule.

The modified format will have each team in the conference playing ten games, with the season set to start the weekend of Septenber 5th. The Big Ten was the first conference to announce the decision to go to league-only matchups, back on July 9th.

According to Yahoo! Sports, the first two weeks of the season could be moved back to one of the two open dates on the schedule, due to obgoing concerns about the spread of COVID-19. Each team in the conference will undergo rigorous coronavirus testing during game weeks to ensure player and staff health and safety.

The game all fans will be looking for on the schedule - Michigan vs. Ohio State - is set for October 24th. That's about a month before the annual game is normally played, to ensure flexibility in scheduling in case some other games get postponed.

Ohio State opens the season on Thursday, September 3rd at Illinois and ends at the Horseshow on November 21st against Iowa. Previously this summer, Ohio State announced a restriction on the number of fans allowed at home games.
The Buckeyes also lost their non-conference games against Oregon, Buffalo, and Bowling Green, as previously announced. Below is Ohio State's 2020 schedule
  • September 3rd: at Illinois
  • September 12th: vs. Rutgers
  • September 19th: at Purdue
  • September 26th: vs. Indiana
  • October 3rd: BYE
  • October 10th: vs. Nebraska
  • October 17th: at Michigan State
  • October 24th: vs. Michigan
  • October 31st: at Maryland
  • November 7th: at Penn State
  • November 14th: BYE
  • November 21st: vs. Iowa

-- 2020 SCHEDULE RELEASE --Plan accordingly, @B1GFootball fans. The 10-game regular season looks like this: pic.twitter.com/nlh7ET4FOv

— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) August 5, 2020