Big Ten nixes nonconference games

UNDATED (AP) – The Big Ten Conference won’t play nonconference games in football and a handful of other sports this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The league also warned that it was “prepared not to play” at all to keep its athletes safe.

The decision affects more than 40 games, including South Dakota State at Nebraska September 19th.

The announcement came a day after the Ivy League called off all fall sports. Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith says he is “very concerned” about the season.