Well, it seems the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t totally ruined every single thing that exists in our world today, as the Big Ten conference has reversed its initial ruling after receiving massive pressure from fans and athletes and agreed to start the season in October.
The Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously to relaunch the 2020 fall season during the weekend of October 23-24.
via Daily Wire:
“Everyone associated with the Big Ten should be very proud of the groundbreaking steps that are now being taken to better protect the health and safety of the student-athletes and surrounding communities,” Dr. Jim Borchers, the head team physician for Ohio State University, said in a statement. “The data we are going to collect from testing and the cardiac registry will provide major contributions for all 14 Big Ten institutions as they study COVID-19 and attempt to mitigate the spread of the disease among wider communities.”
The conference will require daily testing of athletes and other measures to protect against the coronavirus.
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, who launched a petition for the Big Ten to reverse its decision to cancel the fall 2020 season, celebrated the news on Twitter with a simple message: “Let’s goooooo!!!”
Let’s goooooo!!! https://t.co/9OVkhXXkWg
— Justin Fields (@justnfields) September 16, 2020
This is really great news. Folks are in desperate need of a little normalcy after what 2020 has thrown our direction with the coronavirus pandemic and the unbelievable restrictions that have come about as a result of it.
Here’s to a great season of college football!