The conference has canceled five games since play began Oct. 23, but the challenges have gone way beyond that issue.
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Purdue University Head Football Coach Jeff Brohm has joined a growing list of college football coaches to test positive for the virus.
Myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart, was among concerns cited by the Big Ten in August when it planned to postpone football until spring.
Presidents of universities in the Big Ten Conference were presented a comprehensive plan Sunday to conduct a fall football season, but a final decision is still to come.
The Big Ten, in a written statement, said Commissioner Kevin Warren and President Donald Trump had a “productive conversation.”
The conference is in the early stages of a complicated process that also involves broadcast partners and possible neutral site venues, but could have a season starting as soon as Thanksgiving weekend.
One option includes playing games at domed stadiums across the Midwest, including in Indianapolis, Minneapolis and Detroit.
The cancellation of the fall season promises to wallop businesses who count on those fall weekends for survival, and the economic impact likely will measure in the tens of millions in many of the small towns across the sprawling conference.
The Big Ten championship game in Indianapolis remains scheduled for Dec. 5 but could be moved to as late as Dec. 19.
The conference cited medical advice in making its decision and added ominously that the plan would be applied only “if the conference is able to participate in fall sports.”
University of Nebraska Basketball Coach Fred Hoiberg was taken to a hospital for evaluation after he left Wednesday night’s 89-64 loss to Indiana University in the Big Ten Conference Tournament.
The decision came less than two hours after the NCAA said it would play its March Madness games in empty stadiums and shortly after the first Big Ten game tipped off at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Outgoing Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany kicked off his final Big Ten football media days Thursday by saying he thinks some serious mistakes made in the 1970s created problems today in college athletics.
After resisting overtures from the school for nearly two decades, legendary basketball coach Bobby Knight returned Saturday to watch the Hoosiers’ baseball game against Penn State from the press box.
The spectators on hand for Ohio State’s 45-24 defeat of Northwestern at Lucas Oil Stadium inched past last year’s game attendance by about 500 people, but fell short of a complete sellout.
Tourism bureau Visit Indy has spent about $60,000 on advertising over the past two weeks targeting Ohio State and Northwestern fans in Columbus, Ohio, and Chicago.
Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said Thursday the college basketball recruiting scandal is displaying what many see as the sleazy side of the sport.
Purdue found a fountain of new revenue last fall at Ross-Ade Stadium, after alcohol sales were expanded to the entire stadium.
Indianapolis officials say they’re up for the challenge of hosting the eighth annual College Football Playoff National Championship in January 2022, even as they’re planning six other big sporting events that take place within a 13-month stretch.