The release of this season's Big Ten schedule will be delayed at least one day.
The conference was initially planning to release its schedule on Tuesday, along with medical guidelines and protocols, but that release has been delayed until at least Wednesday, according to ESPN's Adam Rittenberg and Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune.
Hearing #B1G schedule likely to be released Wednesday, along with medical protocols for fball season. But could be delayed further. Commissioner Kevin Warren spoke w/ athletes from around the league Monday night. He's definitely aware of their concerns in playing during pandemic.— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) August 4, 2020
The delay comes after news broke of a COVID-19 outbreak within the Rutgers football program in which the program's total positive cases doubled.
As a result, Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren is "reconsidering" the conference's next steps and speaking to students from each Big Ten school before making a decision regarding fall athletics, according to Greenstein.
Before the delay, the Big Ten was expected to announce a 10-game conference-only schedule that would not be front-loaded with divisional opponents, despite previous speculation