(AP) — The Big Ten is tapping the brakes on football practice, telling its schools that until further notice full-contact practices cannot begin.
The conference announced all teams will remain in the first two days of what is known as the “acclimatization period,” working in just helmets. The Big Ten said all other fall sports will continue to work with team physicians and athletic trainers to adjust practices to the appropriate level of activity.
“We understand there are many questions regarding how this impacts schedules, as well as the feasibility of proceeding forward with the season at all,” the conference said in a statement Saturday. “As we have consistently stated, we will continue to evaluate daily, while relying on our medical experts, to make the best decisions possible for the health, safety and wellness of our student-athletes.”
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