A contingent of Big Ten football players issued a list of demands Wednesday it wants implemented by its conference and the NCAA for a 2020 season already in jeopardy of being wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The fund would, “raise money to provide scholarships for, but not limited to tuition, books, fees, room and board, and living cost for students of color who qualify through admissions to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison but financially may not be able to afford to attend,” according to the athletes’ statement.
“We will not, and cannot, proceed with preseason camp until we are certain that we can do so safely and that will depend, in part, on testing,” a letter from the Big Ten office to conference athletics directors reads.
A group of Pac-12 football players on Sunday threatened to opt out of the coming season unless its concerns about competing during the COVID-19 pandemic and other racial and economic issues in college sports are addressed.
CHICAGO - Pac-12 football players penned an essay in The Players' Tribune under the headline "#WeAreUnited" to get the attention of Commissioner Larry Scott. They are threatening a boycott if their demands - including revenue sharing - are not met. Big Ten athletes, meanwhile, recently have been getting a more direct line to the top of the conference. Sources say Commissioner Kevin Warren has ...