The Big Ten Conference announced that it will go to an in-conference schedule for all fall sports. The move means the Michigan Wolverines September 5th game at Husky Stadium in cancelled.
“We are facing uncertain and unprecedented times, and the health, safety and wellness of our student-athletes, coaches, game officials, and others associated with our sports programs and campuses remain our number one priority,” the Big Ten said in a statement.
Husky Athletic Director Jennifer Cohen backed the decision to ensure the heath and well being of the the athletes.
“Earlier today Warde Manuel notified me of the Big Ten’s decision to play a conference-only schedule this fall, cancelling our Sept. 5 game with Michigan at Husky Stadium,” said Jennifer Cohen, Director of Athletics. “Our fans and football program have been looking forward to this game for several years, but we understand this decision was made due to the impact of COVID-19 and prioritizing the health and well-being of student-athletes. Warde and I are currently in the process of discussing details on a future return date and will provide updates as they become available.”
For the moment this is the only change to the Husky Football schedule.