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Big Ten Extends Suspension of Team Activities Through June

The conference will re-evaluate in June.

NCAA Basketball: Big Ten Tournament-Rutgers vs Michigan Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

The Big Ten announced earlier today that it has extended its suspension of all organized team activities through June 1, 2020, and that the conference will re-evaluate at that time.

The Big Ten had already cancelled athletic events through the spring and announced a moratorium of on and off campus recruiting activities.

“These are unprecedented times in our world and the focus of any conversation taking place in college athletics right now is the health, safety and welfare of students and the public,” Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren stated.

The ongoing suspension of activities will potentially be more problematic for the upcoming football season as it will throw a wrench into summer activities (after most schools missed out on most of their spring sessions) if it extends any further than June.

The college basketball season won’t tip until November, with practices set to begin in the fall, so there’s a bit more time for things to hopefully clear up. However there’s a real possibility that the 2020-21 season will face numerous changes depending on how things play out throughout the summer.