Big Ten Likely To Cut Non-Conference Matchups For All Fall Sports

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Ohio State Pauses All Voluntary Workouts Following Recent COVID-19 Testing Results

This is the second time in three seasons that West Virginia has had a game canceled.

UM says it is scheduled to begin mandatory football workouts on Monday, the first day permitted for FBS teams. What about fans in the stands?

"In its statement, the Big Ten said:" We are facing uncertain and unprecedented times, and the health, safety and wellness of our student-athletes, coaches, game officials, and others associated with our sports programs and campuses remain our number one priority.

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"We find ourselves in extremely challenging times, with uncertainty and hard decisions facing us at perhaps each turn".

The Big Ten eliminated nonconference games from its fall sports schedules Thursday because of the pandemic, a move that impacts the Gophers football and volleyball teams, among others.

"This announcement represents a step, a very important step, that will help provide consistency, clarity and some control over the situation", Barbour said.

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This decision was made following many thoughtful conversations over several months between the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors, Directors of Athletics, Conference Office staff, and medical experts including the Big Ten Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Big Ten Sports Medicine Committee.

Many details remain to be determined in order to be able to operationalize and move forward with intercollegiate athletic competition beginning in mid to late August. Also, athletes must be cleared to return to campus by medical staff at the university's Student Health and Wellness Center.

Coyle added: "We will also honor all student-athlete scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year if the student elects not to participate in athletics this year because of COVID-19 concerns". We have no doubt it will look, feel and act differently than we have become accustomed to over time.

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The move to a conference-only format would affect all fall sports. "We are in this together as a Penn State family, and greatly appreciate the continued support of our tremendous student-athletes".

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