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September 15, 2020

Big Ten, Pac-12 Updates on Fall Football

Update: September 17, 2020: On Tuesday, September 16, the Big Ten's presidents and chancellors voted unanimously to hold a fall football season beginning on October 24. Each team will attempt to play eight games in eight weeks before the Big Ten cha...

August 13, 2020

Heart Condition Connected to COVID-19 Concerned Administrators

As the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences became the first of the 'Power 5' conferences to forgo football and fall sports, concerns over complications of student-athletes who tested positive for COVID-19 appeared to be at the root of the decision. Acc...

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August 12, 2020

Big Ten, Pac-12 Officially Cancel Football Season

The hits keep on coming to the college sports season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, both the Big Ten and Pac-12 Conferences — two pillars of the "Power 5" conferences — announced that the historic leagues will be forgoing their football ...

May 7, 2020

Nebraska’s sports psychologist focusing on mental health training

University of Nebraska's director of sports psychology Dr. Brett Haskell is encouraging student-athletes to partake in mental health training during the COVID-19 pandemic. With Big Ten Conference schools extending the start of team activities unti...

July 26, 2017

University of Illinois drafting ban on athletes with history of violence

The University of Illinois is reportedly drafting a policy that would prevent its sports programs from accepting athletes who have a history of domestic violence or sexual assault. [caption id="attachment_24487" align="alignright" width="213"] The...

April 5, 2017

Big Ten backs off some Friday football games

The Big Ten has rescheduled two of its Friday football games next season, a reaction to critics who thought the schedule could negatively affect attendance at high school games. The Big Ten Conference announced last fall it would play six primetim...

December 5, 2016

Opposition continues to build against Friday college football

USA Football is the latest organization to speak out against scheduling college football games on Fridays, a day that's typically reserved for high school football nationwide. USA Football joins at least 28 other state coaching organizations thro...

November 8, 2016

HS associations ‘disappointed’ in Big Ten’s choice to play on Fridays

Athletic associations in states with Big Ten schools are expressing disappointment in the conference's decision to begin playing Friday games during the 2017 football season. Associations in Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa and Ohio have all released sta...