All of us would be less than honest if we wouldn't acknowledge that the trend lines are troubling and the last two weeks or three weeks have not been positive. Effective immediately, the Great Midwest has canceled all spring athletics competition and championships. On Monday, a Big Ten spokesperson denied reports that the conference had voted to cancel the 2020 season, CBS Sports reports. The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, which includes Kutztown University, announced Wednesday that it has canceled fall sports for the 2020-21 academic year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Latest COVID-19 updates from the NAIA National Office: Nov. 23, 2020: COVID Q&A Forum Recording Varsity athletic conference competition will continue while we work with athletic conference partners and the NCAA. Lucas Oil Stadium is shown during the first half of the Big Ten Conference championship NCAA college football game between Iowa and Michigan State Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, in Indianapolis. A growing list of universities are reporting new coronavirus cases among students in their athletic programs. The Atlantic Coast Conference and Southeastern Conference canceled all spring athletic competitions Tuesday due to the coronavirus, joining the Big Ten, Big 12 … Following the guidance of public health and medical authorities, some SCIAC institutions are asking students (for whom it is a safe, feasible option) to return home and complete courses remotely. ", "[Canceling football in the next couple of days] could happen for some leagues," the ACC official said. Today, Anna Maria College is announcing that all spring athletics are cancelled. The Power Five, which includes the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference, collects almost all of its revenue from media-rights contracts for sports broadcasting, postseason football appearances, ticket sales and donors, Knight Commission data show. 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