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7 UpFront: Jim Brandstatter on efforts to have Big 10 football restart

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Posted at 8:43 PM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 18:42:00-04

(WXYZ) — Tonight's 7 UpFront is with Jim Brandstatter, play-by-play announcer for the University of Michigan Wolverines.

Brandstatter joined us to talk about the push to have the Big Ten play in the fall. The push comes after the conference delayed the season to the spring.

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However, they recently opened the door to reconsider the fall season. Any decision to go forward has to be approved by the schools, not the conference.

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Brandstatter has been pretty outspoken about postponing the season while other teams around the country are starting to play.

He talks one-on-one with 7 Action News anchor Dave LewAllen. Watch the interview above.