Monday I posted a series of photos that showed the field configuration for the Saturday game at Wrigley Field between Northwestern and Illinois. After the configuration was revealed, significant concern slowly built throughout the media this week.
(East end zone eliminated from offensive action)
Today the Big Ten addressed that concern, announcing that only one end zone will be used for offense by the teams on Saturday.
(Another angle of the eschewed, east end zone)
Offensive plays will only take place in the direction of the west end zone - facing the Cubs third base dugout. The east end zone will not be used for offense because the right field outfield wall is too close to that end zone’s endline. (Six inches!)
Illinois sports information director Kent Brown said of the decision on WMVP-AM in Chicago: Read more…