October 5, 2019
Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) runs up the sideline as Kansas safety Davon Ferguson (7) closes in during the second quarter on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at Memorial Stadium.
On the same day the Pac-12 and Big Ten announced there would be no football in 2020 for their conference members, the Big 12 didn’t follow that path. The Big 12’s commissioner, Bob Bowlsby, pointed to new heart-related testing measures that would be used before clearing infected athletes to return. So how could there be such disparate views about playing or not playing when it comes to an athlete’s heart risks?