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Big 10 postpones fall sports season
2020-08-11

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The Big 10 conference—which includes schools such as the University of Michigan, Northwestern University and Indiana University—is postponing all fall sports.

According to the official statement at BigTen.org, " The Big Ten Conference announced the postponement of the 2020-21 fall sports season, including all regular-season contests and Big Ten Championships and Tournaments, due to ongoing health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"In making its decision, which was based on multiple factors, the Big Ten Conference relied on the medical advice and counsel of the Big Ten Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Big Ten Sports Medicine Committee.

"The fall sports included in this announcement are men's and women's cross country, field hockey, football, men's and women's soccer, and women's volleyball. The Big Ten Conference will continue to evaluate a number of options regarding these sports, including the possibility of competition in the spring. Decisions regarding winter and spring sports will also continue to be evaluated."

Also, the Mid-American Conference ( which includes Northern Illinois University ) has cancelled fall football.


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