The Big Ten Conference pulled the plug on the fall sports season on Tuesday, making the decision to move football and all other fall sports to the second semester due to ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren said they just believe collectively there is too much uncertainty at this point in time in our country to really encourage student-athletes to participate in fall sports.
“One of the things we promised ourselves was that this was going to be a fluid situation, a day-to-day situation,” Warren said. “And we would be in a perpetual state of observing, gathering information and we could do everything we possibly could to have fall sports.
“And I’ve said it from the first day that I started at the Big Ten, that the health and wellness, both physical and mental, of our student-athletes was going to be at the top of my list.”
The Big Ten wasn’t alone in making such a move. The Pac-12 postponed fall sports through the end of the year. [Read more…]