NU won’t play at Wrigley Field
Northwestern’s football game against Wisconsin scheduled for Nov. 7 at Wrigley Field is being moved on campus to Ryan Field because of uncertainties due to the coronavirus pandemic. Athletic director Jim Phillips cited the possibility of a limited crowd at the famed ballpark even if fans were allowed.
The Ivy League became the first Division I conference to say it will not play sports this fall because of the pandemic, which affects the start of basketball season.
Stanford will eliminate 11 varsity sports at the end of the 2020-21 academic year to cut costs. Programs affected include wrestling, men’s volleyball and women’s field hockey.
North Carolina paused voluntary football workouts for at least a week after reporting 37 positive test results for the coronavirus. Ohio State also paused workouts.
Seven Wisconsin athletes have tested positive for the coronavirus.