Big 12 Conference Will Play Football This Fall
The Big 12 plans on playing football this fall according to a statement issued by the organization Wednesday.
“Opinions vary regarding the best path forward, as we’ve seen throughout higher education and our society overall, but we are comfortable in our institutions’ ability to provide a structured training environment, rigorous testing and surveillance, hospital quality sanitation and mitigation practices that optimize the health and safety of our student-athletes," Commissioner Bob Bowlsby wrote. "We believe all of this combines to create an ideal learning and training situation during this time of COVID-19. Ultimately, our student-athletes have indicated their desire to compete in the sports they love this season and it is up to all of us to deliver a safe, medically sound, and structured academic and athletic environment for accomplishing that outcome.”
Our partners at News 10 report that Baylor, which is part of the Big 12, will play five games at home this fall at McLane Stadium under the conference's amended schedule. Conference play is planned to kick off on Sept. 26.
Baylor will start their season on Sept. 12 at home. An opponent has not been determined as of yet.
Yesterday, the Big 10 and Pack 12 announced they will cancel sports for the upcoming fall.
Well at this point looks as if there will be some college football happening this coming fall, but you have to feel bad for the players and fans in conferences that have cancelled their season. It would have to be hard if you were a player in one of those schools to watch other teams play and you can't.
Do you think all college football should still happen during the COVID-19 pandemic?