Penn State AD now not even sure if there was a vote to cancel 2020 Big Ten season
Days after the Big 10 announced that it would call off its 2020 season, the athletics director at Penn State is unsure if there was a formal vote to cancel the season. However, Sandy Barbour added to reporters that a possible spring season is “viable.”
Among the issues to be settled going forward are player workouts between now and whenever a season is resumed, or rescheduled, and what they’re allowed to do on campus in the mean time.
However, Barbour added that the Big Ten’s decision to postpone fall sports will not be reversed:
Barbour said that chancellors and presidents made decision based on science and recommendation of medical experts. “I don’t see that changing.”
#PennState AD Sandy Barbour on #B1G decision: “It is unclear to me whether or not there was a vote. No one’s ever told me there was. I just don’t know whether there actually was a vote by the chancellors and presidents.”
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) August 17, 2020
“It’s unclear where there was ever a vote or not,” in Big Ten to postpone until spring. @penn_state AD Sandy Barbour.
Second person I’ve heard say that.
— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) August 17, 2020
Penn State AD Sandy Barbour on whether the Big Ten’s decision to postpone fall sports could be reversed:
Chancellors & presidents made decision based on science and recommendation of medical experts.
“I don’t see that changing.”
— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) August 17, 2020
PSU AD Sandy Barbour on what will be allowed for Big Ten/Pac-12 football players this fall: “It won’t look exactly spring ball-ish but it’ll be a hybrid.”
— Nicole Auerbach 😷 (@NicoleAuerbach) August 17, 2020