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Key events that led to no Big Ten football in 2020, from a dire prediction in March to ‘hanging by a thread’ in July
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Key events that led to no Big Ten football in 2020, from a dire prediction in March to ‘hanging by a thread’ in July

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Here’s a look back at key events that led to Tuesday’s announcement.

Remember what transpired in March? With concern spreading as rapidly as COVID-19, what we considered unthinkable — canceling the NCAA basketball tournament — became the obvious move. In a matter of days. In contrast, the postponement of Big Ten football has been the slowest Band-Aid removal in human history, months in the making. And as painful as pouring acid on the wound. Here’s a look back at 28 key events that led to the announcement:

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