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Big Ten reportedly won’t allow nonconference baseball and softball games in 2021

Then-sophomore pitcher Tommy Sommer pitches the ball against the University of Louisville on May 14, 2019, at Bart Kaufman Field.
Then-sophomore pitcher Tommy Sommer pitches the ball against the University of Louisville on May 14, 2019, at Bart Kaufman Field.

According to D1 Baseball, the Big Ten will be prohibiting all nonconference games for all member baseball and softball programs for the 2021 season.

The news comes after D1 Baseball analyst Kendall Rodgers tweeted that many Big Ten schools would be canceling their nonconference matchups, both in tournaments and regular season series.

Rodgers also reported earlier in the week that all travel for baseball and softball competition in the Big Ten during the 2021 season will be conducted by bus. 

Several Big Ten coaches have already announced they will still be trying to put together a schedule that can get close to the usual 56 game season that would be seen in normal times. 

Neither Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren nor the Big Ten Administrators Council has yet to officially announce the news as of mid-Friday afternoon.

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