BYU, Navy prepare to play while frustration mounts in Big Ten country

Elwanda Tulloch

PROVO — In two weeks, BYU and Navy kick off their football seasons in Annapolis, Maryland. It will be the culmination of an offseason like no other.



a football player wearing a helmet: BYU quarterback Zach Wilson lines up to run a play during fall camp in Provo. Unlike all other FBS college football programs in the West, the Cougars are preparing to play games this fall.


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BYU quarterback Zach Wilson lines up to run a play during fall camp in Provo. Unlike all other FBS college football programs in the West, the Cougars are preparing to play games this fall.

While the Cougars and Midshipmen have been diligently going through COVID-19 protocols, working out in seclusion, keeping groups to the smallest numbers possible, and undergoing frequent testing, other leagues that pulled the plug are feeling the heat.

The Big Ten had a protest by parents of players at league headquarters this past week, capping a letter-and petition-writing campaign questioning the transparency of the action taken by the commissioner and most of the presidents.

Weird thing is, Big Ten athletic directors and many of

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