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Big Ten's decision to play football signals darkest day in conference's rich history
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Note the date: 9/16/20, the day the vaunted Big Ten became the SEC. It choked. It got scared. It sold its soul for football. My @usatodaysports column on the darkest day in Big Ten history:

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For decades, the Big Ten has thought of itself as a different kind of sports conference, one that proudly touts the academic achievements and Great Lakes values of its like-minded, highly-regarded, internationally-ranked research institutions. The Big Ten wasn’t the SEC; it wasn’t the Big 12. It was better than that, and it was happy to tell you all about it.

As proof, one only had to look at the conference’s prudent August decision to shut down fall sports in the midst of the global pandemic. It was only natural that the Big Ten would follow the Ivy League, and that the Pac-12 would follow the Big Ten. It was a tough decision, heartbreaking and costly, but it was the right one.

That’s the Big Ten for you, concerned about science, medicine and safety. Let the football factories of the SEC, Big 12 and ACC (Clemson’s playground) continue playing; the Big Ten was doing the right thing looking out for its student-athletes, treating them almost no differently than the student body at large, and that was all that mattered.

Then came Wednesday, the darkest day in Big Ten history, the day the vaunted conference caved. It choked. It got scared. It became the SEC.



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@usatodaysports


That's a weird way to spell BabylonBee.


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I almost thought I was reading The Onion


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Christine Brennan is a sports columnist for USA Today, a commentator on ABC News, CNN, PBS NewsHour and NPR, and a best-selling author. Wikipedia


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She is among the sports journalists to publicly pledge to no longer use the Washington Redskins name in her columns.[11]


Truly brave.
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Pathetic


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Oilfieldbiology
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We are better than you you stupid, inbred, barbaric southerners. Never mind that literally none of the science backed us up on this, we are better


msutiger
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Elitists are having a tough time swallowing this pill. They can no longer look down on those “stupid” southern schools


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anyone with a picture of Christine Brennan lol


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That’s the Big Ten for you, concerned about science, medicine and safety.


HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

"We've got these fancy models, y'all. They might not agree with what we're seeing in reality, but the models are the most important part of science!"


(My made up quote.)


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Christine Brennan




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ragincajun03
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Now THAT’S a Karen!


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Oilfieldbiology
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That’s the Big Ten for you, concerned about science, medicine and safety.


Is that why one athletic department knew about and never stopped the raping of little boys, and another one knew about and didn’t stop the sexual assault and rape of gymnast, and one knew about and didn’t stop fondling of male wrestlers?

Get off your fricking high horse and admit your cancellation was bullshite


FourcadeBrigade
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Then came Wednesday, the darkest day in Big Ten history, the day the vaunted conference caved. It choked. It got scared. It became the SEC.


There have been darker days... See Penn St and Mich St.


Sun God
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Ole Christine Karen


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Legitimately surprised she wasn't wearing a mask in her Twitter photo.


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Mr Perfect
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ew


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RollTide1987
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She's getting destroyed on Twitter because she had the nerve to call this the darkest day in Big Ten history. Penn State and Michigan State both say hello.


ragincajun03
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See Penn St and Mich St.


Sorry. People like her only care about children and women’s rights as victims when it suits them.


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CunningLinguist
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re: Big Ten's decision to play football signals darkest day in conference's rich history
The Onion couldn’t have written a better satire article. Out of touch sports writer is way out of touch is the real headline of that article.


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