One of the most powerful leagues in US college sports has reversed a decision to postpone its autumn American football season because of coronavirus safety concerns.
The Big 10 said the season would now begin in late October after unanimous agreement from its 14 member universities.
It said it had adopted “stringent medical protocols”, including daily antigen testing, for the season to go ahead.
The decision last month to postpone the season because of coronavirus was met with pressure from players, parents, coaches, and even the US president.
Meanwhile, the University of Georgia has come under fire for saying it would not have an on-campus voting site for the presidential election because of Covid safety concerns, while allowing American football games.
“Those comparing this matter to a football game should be able to recognize that football games will be played outdoors but we will still require social distancing by substantially reducing capacity in the stadium,” the university said in a statement.Article share tool.