The Big 10 is the first Power Five conference to announce it will cancel its fall sports, including the college football season because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Big 10 is made up of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers, Wisconsin
This follows a weekend meeting of conference commissioners. It’s expected that others may follow the Big 10’s lead.
All this activity comes days after the Mid-American Conference became the first among 10 leagues that play at the highest tier of Division I college football to cancel fall sports because of concerns about keeping athletes from contracting and spreading COVID-19.
The MAC’s decision came less than a month before the first games are scheduled to be played and raised questions about whether other conferences might follow.
Meanwhile, college football players took to social media to push for a season, led by Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence with a series of tweets.