The Big Ten conference has officially announced that it will be canceling the upcoming college football season due to fears over coronavirus.
As ESPN reports:
Big Ten Conference presidents and chancellors voted Tuesday to postpone all fall sports seasons, including football, amid the coronavirus pandemic with the hopes of playing in the spring.
“All the decisions we would make during my tenure here will always put the mental and physical health and wellness of our student-athletes at the center,” Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren told Big Ten Network. “We just believed collectively there’s too much uncertainty at this point in time in our country to encourage our student-athletes to participate in fall sports.
“… It doesn’t mean that we’re giving up forever. We continually have to gather information and look forward to the future. But there’s so much uncertainty. This is a very, very trying time. This is one of those days you really hope in your career you never have to deal with these kinds of issues. But that’s not the case in life. We have to deal with the issues presented in front of us.”
Sources confirmed to ESPN that the Pac-12 presidents and chancellors followed the Big Ten’s lead and also voted to postpone its fall sports season, including football. Stadium was the first to report the Pac-12’s decision.
It appears that Americans will now be deprived of a beloved American tradition due to hysterical fears stoked by the mainstream media.