Latest Big Ten Conference football News

The Latest: MEAC postpones football season

Jul. 16, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Mid-American Athletic Conference has suspended fall sports, becoming the third Division I league to postpone its football season. Following fellow FCS conferences the Ivy League and Patriot League, the MEAC announced it...

AAC lays out COVID-19 test plan ahead of NCAA announcement

Jul. 16, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

The American Athletic Conference will require all its schools to test football players for COVID-19 at least 72 hours before competition. The announcement Thursday by the American comes ahead of the expected release of recommendations for testing before games from the NCAA. The Power Five conferences —...

Wisconsin teams to wear university crest logo with black 'W'

Jul. 15, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin plans to have its sports teams wear a university crest logo with a black “W” to show solidarity with Black and other underrepresented communities on campus. School officials said Wednesday the change would take effect whenever Wisconsin sports teams return to...

FILE - In this Friday, July 3, 2020, file photo, Chicago Cubs manager David Ross gestures during baseball practice at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Ross was already stepping into some big shoes when he agreed to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the Cubs. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now Ross is a first-year skipper trying to guide his team through a brand new experience full of testing and protocols and an unforgiving 60-game season. How well he navigates the unprecedented situation is an important slice of the Cubs' hopes for returning to the playoffs. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)

The Latest: Irish rugby players taking pay cut

Jul. 13, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Rugby players in Ireland earning more than 25,000 euros ($28,000) a year have agreed to reduce their salary by 10% and defer 10% more until 2021. The Irish Rugby Football Union and Rugby Players Ireland agreed on the pay cut to...

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 file photo, Turf manager Jared Hertzel touches up the newly-painted Big Ten conference logo on the football field at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb. The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday, July 9, 2020 it will not play nonconference games in football or several other sports this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Jacob Hannah/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)

Big Ten scraps nonconference football games due to pandemic

Jul. 9, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday it will not play nonconference games in football and several other sports this fall, the most dramatic move yet by a power conference because of the coronavirus pandemic. The conference cited medical advice in making its decision and added ominously that the plan would be...

Big Ten Conference will play only conference games in football, several other sports if fall seasons proceed in pandemic

Jul. 9, 2020 4:05 PM EDT
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Big Ten Conference will play only conference games in football, several other sports if fall seasons proceed in pandemic.
The Arizona Diamondbacks play an intrasquad baseball game Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

The Latest: D-Backs' Guerra returns after negative test

Jul. 8, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Junior Guerra has returned to the team after missing the start of summer camp because of a positive coronavirus test. Guerra is one of four Arizona players to test positive and had not participated...

FILE - This Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh watches from the sideline in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Army, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Harbaugh, who has two years left on his deal, says he was close to a contract extension before coping with the pandemic became a priority. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)

Harbaugh was close to a new deal at Michigan before pandemic

Jul. 8, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Wednesday he was closing in on a contract extension before coping with the COVID-19 pandemic became a top priority for all involved in the discussions. “There’s bigger fish to fry for our athletic director, or our administration, me as...

Northwestern moves Wisconsin game from Wrigley to Ryan Field

Jul. 8, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern's game against Wisconsin scheduled for Nov. 7 at Wrigley Field in Chicago is being moved to Ryan Field because of uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Northwestern announced the decision Wednesday after consulting with the Chicago Cubs, state and local authorities...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2018, file photo, Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson throws a pass against Ohio State during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. Magistrate Judge Norah McCann King moved a change of plea hearing from June 18 to July 1, 2020, for Daniel Rippy. Rippy is accused of making an

Suspect accused of football game threat enters guilty plea

Jul. 1, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who used Facebook to threaten a shooting at Ohio State University and vowed to hurt players on the football team and then-head coach Urban Meyer pleaded guilty Wednesday, authorities said. An indictment unsealed late last year in federal court in Columbus accused Daniel Rippy of...