Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby speaks to reporters during the Big 12 NCAA college football media day at the Dallas Cowboys practice facilities in Frisco, Texas, Monday, July 17, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)


Big 12 tells schools no ‘in person’ organized team activities through end of May

Posted March 30th, 2020


The Big 12 Conference loosened some of its coronavirus sports restrictions Sunday, but told all teams there could be no in-person team activities through the end of May.

The conference will allow two hours of “virtual” contact or group team activities a week. That includes film study, technical discussions and tactical sessions.

The league will allow coaches to give written workout recommendations. Schools also can provide apparel and some conditioning equipment, like bands and foam rollers.


Schools also may provide athletes academic support, sports medicine and physical therapy treatments.

Earlier this month, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby shut down all sports activities, from games to meetings.

The Big 12 statement issued Sunday night said the league will review “post pandemic” decisions regarding “structure, schedule and components of training” as circumstances dictate.


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