Huge Ten goes to present fall soccer a shot in any case.
Lower than 5 weeks after pushing soccer and different fall sports activities to spring within the title of participant security in the course of the pandemic, the convention modified course Wednesday and mentioned it plans to start its season the weekend of Oct. 24. Every staff may have an eight-game schedule.
The Huge Ten mentioned its Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously Tuesday to restart sports activities. The emergence of day by day rapid-response COVID-19 testing, not accessible when college presidents and chancellors determined to tug the plug on the season, helped set off a re-vote.
The Pac-12 not too long ago introduced a partnership with a diagnostic lab that can give the convention’s faculties the capability to check athletes day by day. The Huge Ten believes it might do the identical and that it’s a game-changer.
The transfer got here amid sharp strain from coaches, a lawsuit from gamers and strain from mother and father and even President Donald Trump pushing for a Huge Ten soccer season. The convention is residence to quite a few battleground states within the November election.