Big Ten announces conference-only schedules if fall sports are played this season
DETROIT The Big Ten announced Thursday that fall sports teams, including football, will only play against conference opponents this year if there is a season. Fall sports affected by this announcement include football, mens and womens soccer, womens volleyball, field hockey and mens and womens cross country. Big Ten officials said this decision was made based on the advice of medical experts amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Michigan was scheduled to play at Washington and host Ball State and Arkansas State in its three out-of-conference games this season. Michigan State was scheduled to visit BYU and host Toledo and Miami (Florida) in nonconference games.