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MHSAA opposes Big Ten's Friday football decision

MHSAA opposes Big Ten's Friday football decision

The Big Ten will play six Friday night football games a year starting in 2017 and continuing through at least 2022, the conference announced Wednesday. Games will be aired by an ESPN channel, Fox or FS1.

Delaney told The Tribune that it is reluctant to ask schools with large seating capacities to host Friday night games.

Jack Roberts, executive director of the Michigan High Schools Athletic Association, said today in a news release that he is "disappointed and disheartened" by the Big Ten's decision to play on Friday nights. "We saw there had been an upward trend of Friday night games over the last several years" nationally, citing that there were 53 in the 2014 season, 63 in 2015, and so far in 2016 there have been 65 over the FBS and FCS ranks, including the Ivy League.

Big Ten schools with high-capacity stadiums (i.e. Penn State and Ohio State) won't be asked to host them, while MI has already declined to participate at home or on the road, Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany told the Tribune.

Other schools agreed to host during academic breaks or once every 3 years.

Penn State announced it wouldn't play, and MI have said no to playing on a Friday night.

That's been the biggest reason why the NFL hasn't gone to Friday Night Football, because lord knows they could and make truckloads of money doing it.

The selected games will be revealed this week, as early as Wednesday afternoon. The six games will be limited to September and October.

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He has been flagged eight times this season, including twice for personal fouls. "Guys got to make smart decisions", Bradley said. The Titans (4-4) evened their record at the midpoint of the season and are within a half game of first place in the division.

"We are supportive of it", Smith said of move. Now we've got awful short week games involving exhausted teams and ugly ass Color Rush uniforms.

For one, it minimizes the focus on High-School football which is pretty huge in the Buckeye State.

Iowa athletics director Gary Barta said Thursday the Hawkeyes - who annually play Nebraska the Friday after Thanksgiving, after the high school season is over - would be willing to host a Friday night game, but only on Labor Day weekend. Johnson isn't sure what to expect about the potential conflicts between the Big Ten and high school football. The plan is definitely good exposure for the conference and to have their teams play one of very few, if not the only, games on Friday nights leading into Saturdays.

Friday night games are coming to the Big Ten, but they won't be coming to Beaver Stadium.

"But the Big Ten has made its decision".

Highlighting the list of matches on the fixture on Saturday is the Big Ten matchup between No. 6 Ohio State and No. 10 Nebraska at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.

The Big Ten has committed to six games - three nonconference and three conference - per season beginning next year and running throughout its new six-year TV deal.

But the Big Ten felt it would be a positive change.

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