Big Ten decentralizing decisions on COVID-19
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Big Ten is taking a "decentralized decision-making process" toward handling COVID-19 issues heading into the fall athletics season, and will soon determine how outbreaks will impact competition.
Commissioner Kevin Warren on Thursday said league presidents and chancellors last month agreed that each institution would determine its policies for dealing with COVID-19. Several Big Ten schools are requiring all students to be vaccinated before the start of the academic year, while others are not.
"Our schools are finalizing their proposed policies and procedures for the fall," Warren said at Big Ten football media days at Lucas Oil Stadium. "We'll get that information in early August, we'll combine it, and then we'll get together with our chancellors and presidents and other key constituents to make the determination as far as how we handle the fall. One of the things I did learn last year is that we're as methodical as possible, that we bring people together."
Other leagues such as the SEC are not planning to reschedule games for COVID-19 outbreaks and could have teams forfeit if …
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