Big Ten, Pac-12 pull plug on fall football amid pandemic
By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer
The Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences won't play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19.
The announcement by the Big Ten comes six day after the conference that includes programs such as Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State released a revised league-only schedule that it hoped would help it navigate a fall season with potential coronavirus disruptions.
Instead, all fall sports in the BigTen have been called off and a spring season will be explored. And two people involved in the Pac-12's decision told The Associated Press the football season would be postponed until the spring, along with all fall sports.
Big Ten Statement on 2020-21 Fall Seasonhttps://t.co/BCiRSzeAPL— Big Ten Conference (@bigten) August 11, 2020
The Wisconsin Badgers released the following tweet on the news:
"This is a difficult moment for all of us – student-athletes, coaches, staff, students, fans and local communities – whose lives are intertwined with Badger Athletics in a variety of ways."https://t.co/xHMCMEyV1K— Wisconsin Badgers ? (@UWBadgers) August 11, 2020