The Big Ten will be armed with opportunity to learn from mistakes of other conferences — but it might not be easy

The college football season didn’t sprint out of the starting blocks without stumbles.Before the first weekend, games were postponed because of COVID-19 cases across the nation. More than 30 college football games have been canceled or postponed.The Big Ten has plenty of faulty blueprints from which to learn when its delayed season kicks off Friday night as the Illinois Fighting Illini face the Wisconsin Badgers. There’s no wiggle room for teams in this nine-game, no-break, conference-only season experiment.“Those things looking into the future are hard to tell,” Illinois coach Lovie Smith sai…

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