The B1G has released a statement on the re-evaluation of forfeiture policies in the wake of the growing COVID concern across the sports landscape.

A statement was released on Wednesday afternoon, as several sports are dealing with outbreaks.

B1G Chief Medical Officer Dr. James Borchers says it will be a cumulative effort in determining the best approach for the conference.

“The Big Ten Conference is in the process of evaluating its 2021-22 Forfeiture Policy for conference contests, including whether a contest should automatically be considered a forfeit. The health, safety, and well-being of our student-athletes and our campus communities is our top priority,” Borchers said. “We will continue to work diligently and collaboratively with the Big Ten Conference Administrators Council, Chancellors and Presidents, the Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases, and the Sports Medicine Committee to determine next steps.”

The College Football Playoff has reportedly altered traveling and media schedules due to COVID-19. B1G champion Michigan is facing off with Georgia in the Orange Bowl for its CFP semifinal.