‘BIG TEN FOOTBALL IS BACK’: Conference Reverses Course After Massive Backlash From Athletes, Fans

‘BIG TEN FOOTBALL IS BACK’: Conference Reverses Course After Massive Backlash From Athletes, Fans


The Big Ten conference is planning to restart its fall football season in October, a win for hundreds of thousands of athletes, parents, and fans who pressured the conference to play.

The conference announced on Wednesday that the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously to relaunch the 2020 fall football season on the weekend of Oct. 23-24. The announcement comes after the first weekend of college football games for those conferences that decided against canceling the season.

“Everyone associated with the Big Ten should be very proud of the groundbreaking steps that are now being taken to better protect the health and safety of the student-athletes and surrounding communities,” Dr. Jim Borchers, the head team physician for Ohio State University, said in a statement. “The data we are going to collect from testing and the cardiac registry will provide major contributions for all 14 Big Ten institutions as they study COVID-19 and attempt to mitigate the

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