We still don’t know when the Big Ten football season will start. We don’t know if the season will take place in the fall or the spring. Hell, we don’t even know if there will be a season at all.
Amid all the uncertainty, there is at least one thing we know.
The Hoosiers are back!
At voluntary workouts, that is.
Indiana announced Friday that football workouts have resumed after a two-week layoff prompted by a spate of positive COVID-19 tests. According to the Bloomington Herald-Times, a total of 33 athletes, coaches and staffers in the athletic department have tested positive out of the 480 tests administered since June 8.
In a normal timeline, IU football’s preseason camp would be getting underway next week. But with several schools having already dealt with halted workout schedules, the start of fall camp remains in the air.
According to a letter sent by Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren to conference athletic directors on Thursday, the league hopes to have a decision on the start date by early next week.
“We will not, and cannot, proceed with preseason camp until we are certain that we can do so safely and that will depend, in part, on testing,” the letter says. “Once we have everything in place to execute our testing protocols effectively, including the appropriate number of tests secured for all fall sports, we can make a decision as to whether preseason camp will begin as currently scheduled.”