ALL ABOUT PENN STATE: What will Penn State Sports look like this Fall?
Penn State was among the 11 Big Ten schools that voted in August to postpone the 2020 fall sports season, according to Sports Illustrated's Pat Forde.
The Big Ten said Monday that its Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted 11-3 to postpone fall sports. The result "far" exceeded the conference rule that 60 percent of the presidents agree to pass votes, according to the Big Ten. Ohio State, Nebraska and Iowa voted against the measure, Forde reported.
Regarding all other Penn State Sports- the decision has been made by the Big Ten to suspend all fall sports indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Although director of athletics at Penn State, Sandy Barbour supports the decision and remains hopeful the fall sports can be played in the winter or spring of 2021, she senses the immediate impact will be profound.
“I know this was not an easy decision or one taken lightly by those involved,” she said in a statement. “However, it was the decision the university presidents, commissioner Kevin Warren and the athletic directors believe was best for the long-term health and safety of our student-athletes.
The health and safety of the community is the main concern regarding Fall Sports and what it will be looking like. Student athletes that have returned to Penn State will continue to be cautious as they are waiting to hear the news as to when they will be able to get back to their regular schedules and looking forward to the positive changes to come.
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