Big Ten calls off football season. Penn State's James Franklin says he's looking at other options.
The Big Ten Conference announced Tuesday that its presidents have canceled the 2020 football season with the hopes that an attempt could be made to play in the spring.Despite pushback from coaches such as Penn State’s James Franklin and players, the presidents opted against delaying their decision or considering beginning the 2020 season later in September.Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel broke the story. He had said in an earlier tweet that conference presidents talked about a hypothetical situation where football would be moved to the spring, but termed the discussion “contentious” because larger p...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Big Ten football canceled for fall, will try to play in spring
DETROIT — The Big Ten has, indeed, pulled the plug on fall football.The Big Ten will not play football or any other sport this fall, multiple sources at multiple Big Ten schools with knowledge of the situation told the Detroit Free Press on Tuesday. The Big Ten confirmed the news moments later.Michigan State players were pulled off the practice field, and MSU coach Mel Tucker told the team the conference would try to resume play in the spring.It marks the first time football will not be held during the fall in the 125 years of the conference — even with the 1918 flu pandemic and World War I ru...
Detroit Free Press
Big Ten postpones 2020 football season — becoming first Power Five conference to suspend fall sports
CHICAGO — The Big Ten became the first Power Five conference to postpone its fall season because of concerns about competing during the COVID-19 pandemic.The move announced Tuesday afternoon likely will reverberate throughout sports as conferences and universities grapple with the financial fallout of a canceled sports season and the risk of coronavirus breakouts on campuses.The Big Ten will evaluate the possibility of moving those sports to spring schedules.“The mental and physical health and welfare of our student-athletes has been at the center of every decision we have made regarding the a...
Lawsuit: Ex-coach Bo Schembechler knew about Dr. Robert Anderson sexual assaults at Michigan
DETROIT — Legendary Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler was told by a student in 1982 about sexual assaults being carried out by then-football team doctor Robert Anderson, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday.The suit alleges the student — who is filing as an unnamed “John Doe” — told Schembechler he was digitally penetrated by Anderson during an exam for migraines.“The revelations involving the failure to act on the part of Bo Schembechler are troubling but should not be surprising,” attorney Jamie White said. “We have seen this trend play out with institutions all over the country, incl...
Detroit Free Press
'It felt like a gut punch.' NCHSAA delays start of NC high school sports. What's next?
Wednesday afternoon, Myers Park High football coach Scott Chadwick said, felt like “a gut punch.”One day after North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said the state’s public schools could reopen under a modified plan to allow in-person and remote learning, the N.C. High School Athletic Association announced it would delay the start of high school practice until at least Sept. 1.NCHSAA rules state that football players must have at least eight practice days before playing, including three in full pads. Teams usually practice at least two weeks before playing, but the earliest date a team could play, af...
The Charlotte Observer
As sports resume, experts warn that fans and athletes need to be on the lookout for pitfalls — and potential stoppages: 'There are a ton of blind spots'
CHICAGO — As sports return one by one, uncertainty prevails.Major League Baseball is set to resume July 23, while the National Women’s Soccer League resumed Saturday. Major League Soccer returns next week from Orlando, Fla., and the NBA is scheduled to begin its games on Aug. 15 from its own Orlando “bubble,” while the WNBA will start an abbreviated 22-game schedule later this month.The best chance for athletics to sustain during the COVID-19 pandemic is for those involved to be open and willing to adjust, said Dr. Brian Cole, a sports medicine surgeon at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush University...