Big 10 sports changes affect WVU, Virginia Tech

WOAY – The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday that all of its fall sports teams will compete only against conference opponents, and will not play non-conference contests.

This affects the 2020 football schedules for both West Virginia & Virginia Tech; the Mountaineers were scheduled to host Maryland on September 19, while the Hokies would’ve faced Penn State in Blacksburg on September 12.

This is one of the latest decisions made by an NCAA Division I conference amid the COVID-19 pandemic; on Wednesday, the Ivy League announced all sports contests for their schools would be canceled until at least 2021.

Marshall football does not have a Big Ten opponent among its non-conference slate this fall, but are scheduled to host both Pittsburgh (from the ACC) and Boise State in September.