Big Ten suspends all organized team activities through June 1

  • 05/04/2020 9:10 am in

The Big Ten announced today that all team activities for its member institutions will be suspended through June 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Previously, the conference had suspended all team activities through May 4, so today’s announcement acts as an extension of 28 days.

Here is the full statement released by the conference:

The Big Ten Conference announced today that it will extend the previously announced suspension of all organized team activities through June 1, 2020, and will re-evaluate again at that time.

This is an additional measure to the previously announced cancellation of all conference and non-conference competitions through the end of the academic year, including spring sports that compete beyond the academic year. The Conference also has previously announced a moratorium on all on- and off-campus recruiting activities for the foreseeable future.

The Big Ten Conference will continue to use this time to work with the appropriate medical experts and institutional leadership to determine next steps relative to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The main priority of the Big Ten Conference is to ensure the health, safety and wellness of our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, faculty, fans and media as we continue to monitor all developing and relevant information on the COVID-19 virus.

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