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Big 10 moves to “conference only” schedule which means no game against Wisconsin for Notre Dame

It’s happening, but not how we like

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For everyone that can’t wait until the Notre Dame Fighting Irish finally plays the Wisconsin Badgers in football... you’re probably going to have to keep waiting. According to Nicole Auerbach from The Athletic, the Big 10 is expected to move to a “conference only” football schedule for 2020.

While this is certainly bad news for Notre Dame, it does provide some hope for the rest of the country that there will be a college football season this fall — for now.

The topic of “conference only games” has been brought up many times during the coronavirus pandemic, and of course that means people are wondering what the Irish will do if other conferences move to this format.

I don’t have an exact answer, but I do believe the ACC games will still be in play as well as Navy. That’s 7 games. Add the BYU Cougars and that’s 8 games. Anything after 8 would be a blessing.

We will, of course, still have to wait and see what else happens around the country — but according to the guys on the Irish Illustrated Podcast, Notre Dame has been working on several scenarios.

I expect more details to be known sometime in the next two weeks.