Big Ten, Pac-12 pull plug on fall football amid pandemic
August 12, 2020
A crumbling college football season took a massive hit Tuesday as the Big Ten and Pac-12, two historic and powerful conferences, succumbed to the pandemic and canceled their fall football seasons.
Five months almost to the day after the first spikes in coronavirus cases in the U.S. led to the cancellation of the NCAA basketball tournaments, the still raging pandemic is tearing down another American sports institution: fall Saturdays filled with college football.
"This was an extremely difficult and painful decision that we know will have important impacts on our student-athletes, coaches,...