ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — If Michigan or Michigan State is not able to play a football game this year due to COVID-19, the game will result in a forfeit.
The Big Ten is the latest Power Five conference to announce that a team must forfeit if it doesn’t have enough players available for a league game because of COVID-19.
The Big Ten said the team that forfeits will be assessed a loss in the conference standings and its opponent will be credited with a win.
If both teams are unable to compete on the date of as scheduled conference game because of COVID-19, and the game can’t be rescheduled, it will be considered a no contest. The Power Five conferences appear headed toward having similar forfeit policies.
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