The Big Ten will play a conference-only schedule in 2020, and that schedule has been announced. Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Big Ten announces football season starting in September will have conference-only games

The Big Ten Conference has made a decision about the college football season. 

The Big Ten will play a 10-game, conference-only football schedule that begins on Labor Day weekend and includes flexibility, the league announced Wednesday. 

The regular season will end on Nov. 21 and the championship game is scheduled for Dec. 5 at Indianapolois' Lucas Oil Stadium, which is home to the Colts. 

Michigan and Ohio State will face each other on Oct. 24, which is the first time since 1942 that the rivals won't play at the end of the regular season. 

The league also announced that medical protocols will include twice-weekly coronavirus testing. They'll be using a third-party laboratory to conduct testing.

Ohio State has won the Big Ten championship for the last three years and also won it in 2014. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. Although many think Boston sports fans are insufferable, Erin tries to see things from a neutral perspective. Her passion is hockey, and she believes defense wins championships. In addition to covering sports for Yardbarker, she covers Boston sports for NBC Sports Boston. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90

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