The Big 12 will play football in the fall.
On Wednesday, the conference announced its schedule and new protocols for the 2020 season.
The schedule will still feature a "9+1" format with a nine-game conference slate and one nonconference contest for each school. Each program will have at least two byes with a potential third later in the season. The championship game is scheduled for Dec. 12.
"The Board continues to believe that the health and well-being of our student-athletes must guide all decisions," board of directors chairman Victor Boschini said in a statement. "To that end the Board has consistently relied on the advice and counsel of top medical experts to determine the viability of available options. Our student-athletes want to compete, and it is the Board's collective opinion that sports can be conducted safely and in concert with the best interests of their well-being ... If at any point our scientists and doctors conclude that our institutions cannot provide a safe and appropriate environment for our participants, we will change course."
COVID-19 protocols include three tests per week. Nonconference football opponents must also adhere to the conference's testing protocols during the week leading up to games.
The Big Ten and Pac-12 became the first two Power 5 conferences to cancel their 2020 fall seasons Tuesday.