A College Football Game Might Be Played Without Commercials Today

first_imgA view of Michigan's football field from the tunnel.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 04: Rain pours into the tunnel before a college football game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Michigan Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The game is currently delayed because of thunder. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)One college football game today might be shown without commercials. Michigan’s contest against Maryland has already been postponed, but now there are reports that the game will be played in condensed fashion.After lightning in the area moved kickoff back, it looks like the Wolverines and Terrapins won’t kick off until 1:00 p.m. ET – as opposed to the set noon kickoff time. Severe weather in the area isn’t going away, however, and it could impact the broadcast.According to Michigan reporter Brad Galli, the Big Ten is considering running a “condensed” broadcast without commercials. With serious weather expected later in the day as well, the league is hoping to get the game played before any further delays his.Here’s the report from Galli.Michigan staff tells me players won’t hit the field until 12:15. 45-minute warmup with a goal of 1 PM kickoff. They may run a condensed broadcast, without commercials, aiming to get the game in during a clearer weather picture 1-3 PM.— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 6, 2018According to the report, the game would only be delayed if a timeout is called or a player is injured.Lightning remains in the area and a tentative kickoff time has been set for 1:15 p.m. ET though that is subject to change.Stay tuned for further updates.last_img


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