Big Ten cancels fall football

UPDATE (August 12, 2020):

IU and Purdue fans are still processing the news that there won’t be college football this fall.

The Big Ten Conference yesterday announced it will not play football this fall.

The decision came after a weekend of meetings and discussions about the coronavirus. There is some hope of playing football in the spring, but no one is guessing how that will happen. The Pac-12 also decided yesterday not to play football this fall.
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UPDATE (August 11, 2020):

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Big Ten football fans are waiting for the official word to drop. Conference commissioners are expected to announce today that the fall football season will be either canceled altogether or moved to the spring.

Officials at both IU and Purdue say losing football could cost them millions of dollars.

The Big Ten is reportedly worried about the coronavirus. Some schools, however, have let it be known that they may look to play in other conferences if the Big Ten doesn’t play football this fall.

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ORIGINAL STORY (August 10, 2020):

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The expectation is that the Big Ten football season will be canceled in the next day or so.

Conference commissioners met yesterday but did not come to a final decision. The fear is, of course, the coronavirus and how to keep athletes safe.

The hope is to delay the season this fall and pick things back up in the spring.

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