The Big Ten became the biggest NCAA Division I conference to adjust its sports plan for the fall by moving to a conference-only model in face of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic.
decision affects men's and women's soccer as well as men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, women’s volleyball and football, a Power 5 conference.
not release details of what the men's and women's soccer play would be structured. All 14 Big Ten schools play women's soccer; just nine play men's soccer.
The Big Ten said the move will
allow athletic departments to develop common Covid-19 testing protocols and give them more flexibility in how to adjust their fall schedules if the Covid-19 pandemic worsens.
Ten teams include Indiana, Maryland, Michigan State and Wisconsin which have won a combined 15 NCAA Division I men's titles. Penn State won the women's championship in 2015.
comes a day after Ohio State shut down voluntary summer workouts after getting an unnamed number of athletes tested positive.