An Illinois State football coach abruptly quit the team Thursday, leaving a note on the door while exiting the facility.
It was the first game for both teams since the SEC announced it would play a conference-only schedule for the 2020 season.
The Pac-12 on Thursday set a Nov. 6 start date for a six-game football regular season, following the Big Ten in overturning its August decision to postpone until spring because of concerns about playing through the pandemic.
College towns across the U.S. have emerged as virus hot spots in recent weeks as schools struggle to contain the virus.
The Big Ten plans to begin its season the weekend of Oct. 24 with an eight-game schedule for each team.
If a hot microphone at the University of Nebraska is any indication, the Big Ten Conference may be having a football season this fall after all.
If things move quickly, the Big Ten could start a season in about a month, but for now there is no timetable for a vote to move forward.
The move came one day after the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced they would not play this fall. In the Big 12, fall sports will begin after Sept. 1 with the football schedule beginning league play Sept. 26. Schools also can play one non-conference opponent.
The Big Ten and Pac-12 won't play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, taking two of college football's five power conferences out of a crumbling season amid the pandemic.
The Big Ten conference is expected to announce it will cancel the Fall 2020 college football schedule due to coronavirus. But nothing is final and school presidents are meeting at 10:30 am Tuesday.
There are concerns about reports that young athletes who contract coronavirus, don't have severe immediate symptoms, but then later, have problems with inflamed heart muscles.
President Trump appeared to support college football players who wish to play in the fall despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Newly-independent UConn announced it will suspend its football program for this year, citing COVID-19 health concerns, making it the first FBS team to cancel its season.
The Southeastern Conference will play only league games in 2020 to deal with potential COVID-19 disruptions.
Other collegiate sports leagues have canceled or restricted their fall seasons due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Pac-12 Conference announced Friday it would only play conference games for fall sports this year, including football, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball.
Rutgers University announced Monday it plans to offer mostly remote classes with a limited number of in-person classes when it opens for the fall semester.
School spokesman Jeff Kallin said 28 people were found with COVID-19 since testing began for athletes and other personnel on June 8.
Mississippi is the only state currently affected by the policy.
In addition, officials say that four players have tested positive for the COVID-19 antibody.