“This will not affect our campus testing capacity,” Schlissel said. “Football will not be played in front of fans this fall, but it will be great to have coach (Jim) Harbaugh and out outstanding team representing U-M in the months ahead.
“If all goes well, the first game is scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 23 and 24.”
The Division I Council approved Wednesday moving fall sport championships to spring 2021, moving it to the Board of Directors for approval. For Michigan, this impacts men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball.
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“He’s very open-minded and he’s not rushing to make a final decision,” Panos Voulgaris, Kendall’s coach at Nobles and Greenough School, said. “And I think the fact that it doesn’t look like we’re gonna be playing any games, it hasn’t expedited the decision at all.
“So he’s being patient and he wants to have the most clarity on making a final decision. So no rush at this point.”
Originally, the plan was for Saturday’s protest to go from the tunnel entrance of the Big House to South University Avenue, where University President Mark Schlissel resides. Organizers scrapped that due to construction.
If they hadn’t, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh would have been protesting outside his president’s house.