Rules adjusted for Wrigley Field football game

Published Nov. 19, 2010 11:58 a.m. EST

FOX Sports Detroit wires

Park Ridge, Ill. -- The Big Ten Conference announced a series of adjustments to football playing rules in order to enhance student-athlete safety for the Illinois-Northwestern game to be played on Saturday at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

The Big Ten worked with both Illinois and Northwestern to review a number of potential rule or field adjustments to provide the safest environment for the student-athletes. The conference requested and received waivers to several NCAA playing rules in the interest of student-athlete safety.

The following rule changes were determined to be the best of all options and will be in effect for this game only based on the unique layout of the field.