Report: B1G commissioner taking input from student-athletes as decision on fall sports looms
The B1G continues to delay its decision on fall sports and releasing a schedule for the 2020 college football season. And it sounds as if commissioner Kevin Warren is getting as much input as possible before making the next move.
Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune reported on Tuesday that Warren is meeting with student-athletes via video conference regarding the upcoming season. Per the report, Warren is setting up talks with two student-athletes from each of the 14 B1G schools — one football player and one from another sport.
In addition to speaking with student-athletes, Greenstein also reported that Warren began reconsidering the conference’s “next step” after it was learned that Rutgers had a significant outbreak of COVID-19 on campus, in which 28 football student-athletes and multiple staff members tested positive for the virus.
Rutgers’ outbreak was doubled in size from when the entire team went into quarantine after 15 players tested positive for COVID-19. Those cases were traced back to a party that was attended by Rutgers student-athletes.
Last Thursday, it was reported that the B1G would release a schedule within “the next five days,” as well as make a call on a start date for fall camps and practices for sports. But it appears that decision will be delayed by at least one day.
Despite the B1G being the first conference to enforce a league-only schedule for 2020, it has taken its time in releasing a new one.