Big 10 games return Oct. 23, local players excited

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Big 10 games return Oct. 23, local players excited

Big 10 games return Oct.

23 and the excitement from parents, players and coaches is at an all-time high.

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Big 10 games return Oct. 23, local players excited

BIG TEN FOOTBALL WILL RETURNIN A MATTER OF WEEKS -- AFTERA LONG ROAD OF UNCERTAINTY ANDANGST.WCPO 9 SPORTS ANCHORREGGIE WILSON TAKES US THROUGHHOW WE GOT TO THIS POINT.WHEN THE COLLEGE FOOTBALLSEASON STARTED, IT WASN'T HARDTO NOTICE... A áBIGá ABSENCE."We just believe collectively,there's too much uncertaintyin our country, to encourageour student athletes toparticipate in Fall sports."ONAUGUST 11TH, THE BIG 10POSTPONED FOOTBALL GAMES."Thecancellation was heartbreakingfor him."THE áHIMá, DOUGRAMSEY IS REFERRING, TO IS HISSON...ELDER GRAD PEYTONRAMSEY... WHO TRANSFERRED FROMINDIANA TO PLAY QUARTERBACK ATNORTHWESTERN THIS SEASON."Itwas really hard to know thatother people were allowed to,and you guys weren't doinganything different, but you'renot allowed to I think was washard for a lot of the guys toaccept.""We wantedcommunication."MONICA JOHNSON,MOM OF OHIO STATE FRESHMAN ANDPRINCETON GRAD PARIS JOHNSON,SAID IT BECAME PERSONAL."During that time we were onan emotional roller coaster.And one of the stages of griefis acceptance and we wereunable to accept it.""Let usplay!

Let us play!"SO A GROUPOF PARENTS HELD A PROTESTOUTSIDE OF THE BIG 10HEADQUARTERS IN LATE AUGUST,DEMANDING ANSWERS."We wantedto make sure that they weregiven the same opportunitiesas Alabama as a Clemson to beable to compete."THEN OSEPTEMBER 16TH... CHANGE."I'mjust very happy to be in frontof you today to announce thatwe will be returning tocompetition to afford ourincredible student athletes,the opportunity to do whatthey love."A WELCOMEANNOUNCEMENT FOR OHIO STATEHEAD COACH RYAN DAY"It hasn't been easy foranybody, but I just to be ableto look.

These guys in the eyeand let them know that theyhave an opportunity to playand that they're there, theirfight.

They have something toshow for it now."GAMES WILLSTART ON THE WEEKEND OFOCTOBER 23RD... AND PLAYERSARE FIRED UP ABOUT IT."Hesaid, Mom, I have not takenone day off, I am ready to go.SO ALBEIT A LITTLE LATE... THEBIG 10 WILL MAKE ITS áBIGá THEBIG 10 WILL LITTLE LATE... THEBIG 10 WILL MAKE ITS áBIGáENTRY INTO THE COLLEGEFOOTBALL CONVERSATION.REGGIEWILSON, WCPO 9 SPORTS.

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