Big Ten Announces Conference-Only Schedules for 2020 Fall Season

The Big Conference announced Thursday that it is moving to a conference-only schedule for the 2020 fall season.

If the conference is able to participate in fall sports, men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, football, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball will play a conference-only schedule.

The conference also announced that participation in all summer athletic activities will continue to be voluntary in all sports currently permitted to engage in activities. Any athlete that does not wish to participate in intercollegiate athletics during the summer months or the 2020-21 academic year will continue to have their scholarship honored.

The move will impact Central Michigan’s football team, which was scheduled to face Nebraska (Sept. 12) and Northwestern (Sept. 19) on the road this season.