Franklin, Penn State Football Excited To Return To The Field

Big Ten's season will begin October 23-24

Penn State football head coach James Franklin says he "excited" that the Big Ten and PSU will get to play this fall.

In a statement, Franklin said he was thankful that the Big Ten reversed it's original decision to postpone sports until at least spring.

"We are so appreciative of the work the Big Ten's Return to Competition task force put in to give us a safe path to playing football this fall. We are also thankful the presidents and chancellors of the Big Ten considered the information presented and voted for the safe return to play."

Penn State's athletic director Sandy Barbour said that public tickets will not be sold to fans.

Several players and coaches expressed their pleasure after the announcement on Twitter.

Big Ten Football will kick off the weekend of October 23-24 with schedules expected to be announced later this week.

Each team will play eight games and all teams will play a ninth game on Championship Saturday.