Coronavirus: Big 10 fall sports, including football, will drop non-conference games

The Big Ten Conference is going with a conference-only schedule for fall sports, including football, for 2020. Here is the statement from the conference:

The conference also announced that summer athletic activities will continue to be voluntary in all sports currently permitted to engage in such activities.

Big Ten student-athletes who choose not to participate in intercollegiate athletics at any time during the summer and/or the 2020-21 academic year because of concerns about COVID-19 will continue to have their scholarship honored by their institution and will remain in good standing with their team.

As for the Ohio State football schedule, games against Bowling Green (Sept. 5), at Oregon (Sept. 12) and Buffalo (Sept. 19) will be removed.

The football schedule looks like this as of Thursday afternoon:

Sept. 26 - Rutgers

Oct. 10 - Iowa

Oct. 17 - at Michigan State

Oct. 24 - at Penn State

Oct. 31 - Nebraska

Nov. 7 - Indiana

Nov. 14 - at Maryland

Nov. 21 - at Illinois

Nov. 28 - Michigan

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