Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren has ended his silence on why the conference pulled the plug on fall football last week, just a week after revising its fall schedule.
After receiving backlash from players, their parents and fans, Warren said the vote by the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors was overwhelmingly in support of postponing fall sports. He said the decision will not be revisited.
Warren wrote that transmission rates continue to rise at an alarming rate, there is too much unknown about the virus, including recovery from infection and long-term effects. He also noted concerns about the lack of contact tracing.