Big 12 officially moving forward with plans to play in the fall, releases updated football schedule
Great news for college football fans across the country, the Big 12 is officially moving forward with plans to play this fall.
This decision may have very well saved football not only in the Big 12 but in the SEC and ACC, too.
The Big 12 came to their decision on Tuesday night and plan to continue to monitor the situation according to TCU Chancellor Victor Boschini.
“The Board continues to believe that the health and well-being of our student-athletes must guide all decisions” commented Board of Directors Chairman and TCU Chancellor Victor Boschini. “To that end the Board has consistently relied on the advice and counsel of top medical experts to determine the viability of available options. Our student-athletes want to compete, and it is the Board’s collective opinion that sports can be conducted safely and in concert with the best interests of their well-being. We remain vigilant in monitoring the trends and effects of COVID 19 as we learn more about the virus. If at any point our scientists and doctors conclude that our institutions cannot provide a safe and appropriate environment for our participants, we will change course.”
The Big 12 has committed to testing its football players three times a week for COVID-19.
Following this news, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby issued the following statement
“The virus continues to evolve and medical professionals are learning more with each passing week. Opinions vary regarding the best path forward, as we’ve seen throughout higher education and our society overall, but we are comfortable in our institutions’ ability to provide a structured training environment, rigorous testing and surveillance, hospital quality sanitation and mitigation practices that optimize the health and safety of our student-athletes. We believe all of this combines to create an ideal learning and training situation during this time of COVID-19. Ultimately, our student-athletes have indicated their desire to compete in the sports they love this season and it is up to all of us to deliver a safe, medically sound, and structured academic and athletic environment for accomplishing that outcome.”
Following this news, the Big 12 has released a new fall schedule.