The primary entrance to Michigan Stadium is seen on the College of Michigan campus amid studies of school soccer cancellation, in the course of the outbreak of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19), in Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S. August 10, 2020.
Emily Elconin | Reuters
Large Ten goes to offer fall soccer a shot in spite of everything.
Lower than 5 weeks after pushing soccer and different fall sports activities to spring within the identify of participant security in the course of the pandemic, the convention modified course Wednesday and stated it plans to start its season the weekend of Oct. 24. Every staff can have an eight-game schedule.
The Large Ten stated its Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously Tuesday to restart sports activities. The emergence of each day rapid-response COVID-19 testing, not obtainable when college presidents and chancellors determined to tug the plug on the season, helped set off a re-vote.
The Pac-12 lately introduced a partnership with a diagnostic lab that can give the convention’s faculties the capability to check athletes each day. The Large Ten believes it could do the identical and that it’s a game-changer.
The transfer got here amid sharp strain from coaches, a lawsuit from gamers and strain from mother and father and even President Donald Trump pushing for a Large Ten soccer season. The convention is dwelling to quite a lot of battleground states within the November election.