Here’s a look back at key events that led to Tuesday’s announcement.
Remember what transpired in March? With concern spreading as rapidly as COVID-19, what we considered unthinkable — canceling the NCAA basketball tournament — became the obvious move. In a matter of days. In contrast, the postponement of Big Ten football has been the slowest Band-Aid removal in human history, months in the making. And as painful as pouring acid on the wound. Here’s a look back at 28 key events that led to the announcement: