The Buckeye Sports Bulletin Podcast: No Season + Player Union Efforts (Feat. Joe Dempsey + Luke Ward)

By August 14, 2020 (6:00 pm)Football
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Patrick Mayhorn and BSB staffer Joe Dempsey take a look at the cancellation of the 2020 Big Ten fall season, and discuss what went wrong that led to this point, along with whether the Big Ten made the right call, and if this decision will hurt Ohio State’s roster.

Then, a long talk about the potential of a spring season, including a breakdown of Jeff Brohm’s proposal, and the very confusing world of what eligibility might look like for current players if incoming early enrollees are allowed to play in the spring.

To close out the show, Patrick and Joe speak briefly about the recent push for a college football players association, and then Patrick talks to Columbus labor organizer Luke Ward (@realLuke_Ward) about the likelihood of a players association, the legal hurdles, and what the next steps might look like.

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