Big Ten scraps nonconference football games due to pandemic
July 10, 2020
The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday it will not play nonconference games in football and several other sports this fall, the most dramatic move yet by a power conference because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The conference cited medical advice in making its decision and added ominously that the plan would be applied only "if the conference is able to participate in fall sports."
Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said it was "much easier if we're just working with our Big Ten institutions" in terms of things like scheduling and traveling.
"We may not have sports in the fall," Warren tol...