Big Ten

Whitmer: Mask Order Applies To Big Ten, But May Be Changed

Sep 18, 2020
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BREAKING NEWS: Big Ten Changes Course, Will Play Fall Football After All

Sep 13, 2020
(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

 

Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after the conference announced it would push football and other fall sports to spring because of the pandemic, the conference changed course. The Big Ten plans to begin its season the weekend of Oct. 24 with an eight-game schedule for each team. The Big Ten says its Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously to restart sports. Back in August, the conference voted to postpone fall sports. 

Big Ten Pulls Plug On Fall Football Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Aug 11, 2020
https://bigten.org/news/2020/8/11/general-big-ten-statement-on-2020-21-fall-season.aspx

The Big Ten Conference won't be playing football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19. The move comes six day after the conference that includes historic programs such as Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State had released a revised conference-only schedule that it hoped would help it navigate a fall season with potential COVID-19 disruptions.

 

(You can read more from the release posted by the league below.) 

Big Ten Football Season Set To Begin On Labor Day Weekend

Aug 5, 2020
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

The Big Ten released its 10-game conference-only football schedule beginning as early as Labor Day weekend but cautioned there is no certainty games will be played. The Big Ten had announced a month ago it would shorten the season and eliminate nonconference games because of the coronavirus pandemic. Teams will play conference opponents they originally were scheduled to meet and will have one additional cross-division game. The regular season runs through Nov. 21. The 10 games would be played over at least 12 weeks, with each team having two open dates.

Big Ten Eliminates Non-Conference Football Games In 2020

Jul 9, 2020

The Big Ten Conference won’t play nonconference games in football or other sports this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic.The league made the announcement on Thursday citing medical advice, but also added the caveat that that’s only “if the Conference is able to participate in fall sports.” The announcement came a day after the Ivy League Conference canceled sporting events until at least January.  

BREAKING NEWS: Big Ten Men's Basketball Tourney Canceled

Mar 12, 2020
AP Photo/Michael Conroy

Several college basketball conference tournaments have been canceled moments before tipoff, putting the NCAA Tournament at risk.

The Big Ten, Big 12 and the SEC tournaments announced they were off, and other conferences were expected to follow suit.

The men's NCAA Tournament is one of the most popular events on the American sports calendar. March Madness draws hundreds of thousands of fans to arenas from coast to coast.