Kevin Warren confirms son will continue playing football at Misssissippi State this year
B1G commissioner Kevin Warren and the presidents and chancellors across the conference came to a decision over one week ago to call off the college football season and all fall sports in 2020. The goal is to move those seasons to the winter or spring.
Despite that decision, Warren was asked on Wednesday evening, shortly after sending out a letter to confirm the B1G’s decision was final, if his son Powers Warren will continue to play football this fall at Mississippi State. The answer, according Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic, is yes.
“As a family, we’ve had many difficult discussions regarding this issues,” Warren said. “But the decisions we make in the B1G Conference we have to look at from a macro level. We need to focus on what’s right for our nearly 10,000 student-athletes at 14 institutions.”
Powers is a redshirt junior tight end for the Bulldogs. Right now, the SEC is one of six conferences still planning to move forward with a fall football schedule. The other five include the AAC, ACC, Big 12, C-USA and Sun Belt.
The B1G has been somewhat secretive in its discussions about postponing the B1G football season and other fall sports. However, the commissioner did fire off a two-page letter, detailing some of the reasons behind the decision.
Still, there’s been no explanation behind the league’s decision to release a revised schedule, only to call off the season six days later.