ROSEMONT, Ill. – 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.
“Our primary responsibility is to make the best possible decisions in the interest of our students, faculty
and staff,” said Morton Schapiro, Chair of the Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors and
Northwestern University President.
“The mental and physical health and welfare of our student-athletes has been at the center of
every decision we have made regarding the ability to proceed forward,” said…