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Report: Big Ten deferring to schools on reopening

Field Level Media
24 May 2020, 10:19 GMT+10

The Big Ten is planning to allow member schools to make their own decisions about when to reopen their athletic complexes for on-campus workouts, ESPN reported.

The approach is a break from the SEC and Big 12, which mandated uniform reopening dates for their schools. Instead, the Big Ten is deferring to NCAA and local guidelines for its universities to follow. It follows the path taken by the ACC, which also allowed its member schools to decide on reopening.

Ohio State has set a date of June 8 to allow athletes back to campus, pending university approval. Illinois announced plans for a staggered return of its athletes that would begin June 3-8.

Big Ten presidents will meet June 7 to discuss fall sports amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which compelled the conference to cancel its Big Ten Football Media Days in Chicago, originally scheduled for July 22-23.

--Field Level Media

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