Earlier this week, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart wrote a piece about Big Ten football games being played on Friday nights. The idea generated plenty of feedback from Big Ten fans across the country. Some fans were in favor of the idea, but the majority were against it, which can be seen by reading Dienhart’s weekly mailbag.
On Thursday’s edition of #BTNLive, Rick Pizzo, Glen Mason and Gerry DiNardo sounded off on the idea in a roundtable discussion.
“I think if you’re going to play a Friday night game, play a big-time conference game where the rest of the country is captivated by the great stadiums in the Big Ten and by two great teams,” DiNardo said. “If they’re going to play on Friday night, I’d like to see them do it that way.”
This is something to keep an eye on in the upcoming years, but according to Pizzo, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany has said that he doesn’t believe this is something that will likely happen before his contract is up in 2018.