The Big 12 is planning to move forward with all fall sports. After a vote was cast on Tuesday, presidents of schools in the Big 12 want to attempt to make fall sports happen, regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic and other conferences postponing their sports campaigns.
Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel reported the news on Tuesday afternoon via Twitter.
Source: The Big 12 Presidents are wrapping up their call. The league is going to continue to pursue playing this season. A schedule, which was already prepared, will be released in the near future. This confirms what our @rivals friends at @SoonerScoop reported.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) August 12, 2020
The Ivy League, Pac-12 and Big Ten have already cancelled all of their fall sports activities. Their plan is to reevaluate in the spring and move forward with sports if they are safe to be played. Other conferences, such as the ACC and the SEC, have yet to announce anything officially yet. The Big 12 can also pivot if a majority of the schools’ presidents change their mind.
It is unclear as of now what the safety protocols will be regarding protecting students, coaches, fans and other team employees from COVID-19.
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