Kevin Warren Confirms His Son Continues to Play For Mississippi State Football Team Despite the Big Ten's Postponement

By Kevin Harrish on August 19, 2020 at 9:36 pm
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Kevin Warren postponed football in the Big Ten, but his son is set to play on in the SEC.

Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren led the way as the conference postponed its fall sports season with hopes of playing in the spring, meaning none of the thousands of athletes Warren represents as conference commissioner will be competing in collegiate sports this fall.

But his son will.

Warren's son, Powers, is a redshirt junior wide receiver at Mississipi State, and with the SEC's decision to move forward with a fall season, Warren confirms that he continues to practice with the Bulldogs as they prepare for their season-opening matchup with LSU on Sept. 26.

“As a family, we’ve had many difficult discussions regarding this issue,” Warren told The Athletic. “But the decisions we make in the Big Ten conference we have to look at from a macro level. We need to focus on what’s right for our nearly 10,000 student-athletes at 14 institutions.”

In an open letter released by the conference on Wednesday, Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren shut the door on any possibility of reconsidering the conference's decision to postpone, saying “the vote by the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors (COP/C) was overwhelmingly in support of postponing fall sports and will not be revisited.”

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