All Big Ten organized team activities will remain on hold through the month of May due to the COVID-19 pandemic according to a release by the league on Monday.
While some states within the Big Ten’s geography are beginning to loosen restrictions, the conference has decided to extend its suspension of all team activities through June 1. The suspension applies to practices, team workouts and anything else that would be conducted in an in-person group manner.
Below is the full release from the Big Ten.
BIG TEN STATEMENT ON ORGANIZED TEAM ACTIVITIES
The Big Ten Conference announced today that it will extend the previously announced suspension of all organized team activities through June 1, 2020, and will re-evaluate again at that time.
This is an additional measure to the previously announced cancellation of all conference and non-conference competitions through the end of the academic year, including spring sports that compete beyond the academic year. The Conference also has previously announced a moratorium on all on- and off-campus recruiting activities for the foreseeable future.
The Big Ten Conference will continue to use this time to work with the appropriate medical experts and institutional leadership to determine next steps relative to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The main priority of the Big Ten Conference is to ensure the health, safety and wellness of our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, faculty, fans and media as we continue to monitor all developing and relevant information on the COVID-19 virus.
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