Kevin Warren weighs in on a tumultuous 1st season as Big Ten commissioner ahead of Saturday’s championship game

CHICAGO — The Big Ten football season started and will end in the middle of a pandemic. There were player- and parent-led protests about the initial decision to postpone the season and coaches complaining about a delay to the season as the conference reversed course. There have been 12 games canceled because of COVID-19. There was debate about which team deserved to be in the Big Ten title game, forcing the conference to break its own rules to allow its best team — with only five games played, not six — to compete. A long and complicated season comes to an end Saturday when No. 14 Northwestern…

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