Iowa Hawkeyes and beyond react to Big Ten's decision to reinstate 2020 football season

Dargan Southard
Hawk Central

The Big Ten football show is back on. 

After a month-plus of turbulence following the league's decision to postpone the 2020 football season, the Big Ten has reversed course and will play this fall. Despite league commissioner Kevin Warren saying the initial ruling would not be revisited, here we are. What a strange year this has been.

From Iowa Hawkeyes personnel to others throughout the Big Ten, the response to Tuesday's decision was unsurprisingly positive. Most players wanted to play. Most coaches wanted to play. Most athletic directors wanted to play. Almost all fans wanted to play. 

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A look at the top reactions... 

Reaction in and around Iowa

National reaction 

Dargan Southard covers Iowa and UNI athletics, recruiting and preps for the Des Moines Register, and the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Email him at or follow him on Twitter at @Dargan_Southard.