Rutgers mailbag: When could basketball season start? What will Greg Schiano do without fall football?

Elwanda Tulloch

It’s been a while.

Now that the Big Ten’s decision to postpone the fall football season has mostly settled in – well, maybe not in Nebraska – and a decision on the basketball season remains a few weeks away, it’s a good time for another Rutgers mailbag, this one power exclusively with questions from Rutgers Sports Insider text messaging subscribers.

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How about an update on Rutgers men’s basketball? Are they allowed into the RAC to work out (Geo Baker has the keys right)? — Chris K.

The program has been back on campus and working out at the APC in Piscataway for a few weeks now. I believe almost all players – if not the entire team – are back by now and participating

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Big Ten working on plan that could start its college football season in early January, per report

Elwanda Tulloch

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When the Big Ten announced it was canceling its fall season, it said that it hoped to hold the season in the spring. Well, the conference might not even wait that long.

The Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel reports that the Big Ten has been working on a revised schedule that would begin in early January. The report cites multiple sources within the conference, saying that the Big Ten is now concentrating on starting the season as early as possible.

It’s a report that coincides with Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour telling reporters earlier in the week that the league could release a new schedule within a week or so.

The reported reason the Big Ten has decided to start the season as soon as possible is that it wants to have its season finished before the

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