Big Ten and Pac-12 held a conferences, the conferences plans to play football or other sports this fall.
They may also attempt to hold seasons in the spring instead, due to the current pandemic concerns.
A action that will negatively affect the season and have ramification far beyond the playing field.
The decisions by the two conferences, extended to the crisis of college athletics. By canceling games this autumn, the two conferences go against calls by players, coaches and others.
Playing at this stage of the pandemic, though, presented “too much uncertainty, too much risk,” Kevin Warren, Big Ten commissioner.
“You have to listen to your medical experts,” Warren said. “There’s a lot of emotion involved with this, but when you look at the health and well-being of our student-athletes, I feel very confident that we made the right decision.”