University of Michigan cardiologist says Big Ten used a 'flawed' study to make decisions
By now, you’re almost certainly aware that the Big Ten and Pac-12 have decided to postpone their fall football seasons until at least the spring semester.
The Pac-12 released its medical report recently, but the Big Ten has been largely silent about what information it used to reach the decision to cancel fall sports.
On Friday, University of Michigan cardiologist Venk Murthy took to Twitter to call a study the Big Ten reportedly used flawed. As you can see below, he says he’s not a football guy, but still calls for a retraction or correction for the study:
University of Michigan cardiologist who’s “not a football guy,” says the Big Ten used a very flawed study/report to make their decision. https://t.co/qPgjoC6dhh
— Sean Callahan (@Sean_Callahan) August 15, 2020
TBH I'm not a football guy so whether they put off a year doesn't really affect me, but the Big 10 is a majorly respected organization and many Americans get their news from @espn.
Unfortunately much of the messaging centers around a flawed paper.
— Venk Murthy (@venkmurthy) August 14, 2020
For now, the SEC, ACC and Big 12 are pushing forward with plans to play football this fall. What science have they used in those decisions?
It will be interesting to see if more conferences openly discuss the advice of medical experts like the Pac-12 did moving forward.