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Big Ten, Pac-12 Pull Plug On Fall Football Amid Pandemic

The Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences won't play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19. The decisions take two of college football’s five power conferences out of a crumbling season amid the pandemic.

 The announcement by the Big Ten comes six day after the conference that includes programs such as Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State released a revised league-only schedule that it hoped would help it navigate a fall season with potential coronavirus disruptions. Instead, all fall sports in the Big Ten have been called off and a spring season will be explored. The Pac-12 decided its football season also would be postponed until the spring, along with all fall sports.