Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren pens open letter to fans explaining decision to postpone season
No one has had a tougher few days in the world of college sports than Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren.
In his first full year at the helm of the conference, his silence after the league decided to postpone football has drawn a lot of criticism. In fact, recently, Penn State AD Sandy Barbour said she’s not even sure if there was a vote to postpone the season or not.
On Wednesday, Warren penned an open letter to the Big Ten community, saying there was indeed a vote and that the vote will not be revisited moving forward:
The vote by the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors (COP/C) was overwhelmingly in support of postponing fall sports and will not be revisited. The decision was thorough and deliberative, and based on sound feedback, guidance and advice from medical experts. Despite the decision to postpone fall sports, we continue our work to find a path forward that creates a healthy and safe environment for all Big Ten student-athletes to compete in the sports they love in a manner that helps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protects both student-athletes and the surrounding communities.
That basically confirms that the Big Ten won’t overturn its decision and resume preparations for the 2020 season.
Read Warren’s full letter to the Big Ten community here.