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What Will A Hawkeye Football Season Look Like? Mark Emmert Explains

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A decision this week had Hawkeye and Big Ten football fans shouting for joy. The Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. The decision comes less than five weeks after pushing fall sports to spring for the sake of player safety during the pandemic.

On this River to River podcast, Ben Kieffer is joined by The Des Moines Register's Mark Emmert to understand what this Big Ten football season will look like. Emmert also explains how the Big Ten arrived at this decision, the COVID-19 protocols that are in place and how university presidents factored into this decision.

The Big Ten Conference said it plans to open its football season the weekend of October 23-24.

Guest:

Mark Emmert, Iowa Hawkeyes beat reporter for the Des Moines Register and Iowa City Press Citizen

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River