On Tuesday, the Big Ten postponed its college football season, becoming the first power five not to play this fall.
The Big Ten still is hoping to play in the spring, but the decision has a significant impact locally.
Three coaches, Illinois’ Lovie Smith, Minnesota PJ Fleck and Rutgers’ Greg Schiano, were either head coaches or assistants with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Indiana’s Tom Allen was a head coach at now defuct Temple Heights and served as an assistant at Armwood and USF.
And that’s just the coaches.
There are 30 players with area ties currently on Big Ten rosters, including 10 at Indiana.
Here is the list.
QB Deuce Spann, Fr., Lakewood
LB Jake Hansen, Sr., East Lake
DL Tre’von Riggins, Fr., Lakewood
LB Khalan Tolson, Jr., Admiral Farragut
DL Johnny Newton, Fr., CC Catholic
DL Quinton McCoy, Fr., Bloomingdale
WR Whop Philyor, Sr., Plant
DB Juwan Burgess, R-Jr., Plant
LB James Miller, R-So., Armwood
QB Michael Penix Jr., R-So., Tampa Bay Tech
DL Jonathan King, R-So., Tampa Bay Tech
LB D.K. Bonhomme, So., Clearwater Academy
LB Thomas Allen, R-Jr., Plant
LB Micah McFadden, Jr., Plant
DL Sio Nofoagatoto’a, So., Clearwater Academy
DL Tramar Reece, R-Jr., Clearwater
DB Dane Belton, So., Jesuit
WR Quavon Matthews, Fr., Largo
WR Calvin Lockett, So., Largo
OL Zach Perkins, Fr., Berkeley Prep
DL Titi Almosse, Fr., Jefferson
LB Jaylen Harrell, Fr., Berkeley Prep
DB Solomon Brown, So., Largo
LB James Gordon IV, So., Plant City
WR Wayne Dennis Jr., R-Fr., Armwood
OL Nicholas Petit-Frere, So., Berkeley Prep
RB Keyvone Lee, Fr., American Collegiate
DT Judge Culpepper, So., Plant
DL Malik Barrow, Sr., Tampa Catholic/IMG
LB Jack Del Rio, Fr., Clearwater Central Catholic