Big Ten follows Pac-12, ACC on COVID-19 forfeiture plan
The Big Ten announced Monday that any team unable to field a team this upcoming season due to a COVID-19 outbreak will forfeit the game.
The policy is in line with the other Power 5 conferences, with subtle differences.
In the ACC, if both teams are affected by an outbreak, both teams take a loss in the standings. In the Big Ten and Big 12, if both are stricken with an outbreak and can’t play, it goes in the standings as a “no contest.”
The particular game will not be rescheduled.
The SEC is the lone Power 5 conference that has yet to unveil a COVID-forfeit policy. The league said it would finalize a policy closer to Week 1 games.
–Field Level Media