There will be a Big Ten football season after all.
The Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted to resume the football season starting the weekend of October 23-24th.
In a statement released Wednesday, the Big Ten says that they have addopted significant medical protocols, including daily testing for COVID-19 and enhanced cardiac screenings.
The Big Ten will require the daily testing from all student-athletes, coaches, trainers, and others that will be on the field for practices and games.
Back on August 11th, Big Ten announced a postponement of all fall sports, including football, due to health issues related to COVID-19. While they were joined by the Pac-12, Mountain West, and Mid-American Conference, many other conferences went forward with fall sports with changes in place.
One of the health side effects includes the effects of COVID-19 on the heart. With the new medical protocols approved, the Big Ten also announced that each school with establish a cardiac registry to examine the effects of COVID-19 positive student-athletes.
No word was said on the other fall sports that were also affected by the Big Ten's decision in August.