The Big Ten announced Friday that it will require its football teams to submit availability reports no later than two hours prior to kickoff for each game, beginning this upcoming season.
The reports will be distributed on the conference’s website and social media channels for the public to view.
Additionally, the conference announced a partnership with U.S. Integrity (USI) to “enhance monitoring efforts and provide additional educational resources to help prevent student-athletes, coaches, and staff from engaging in prohibited sports wagering.”
The move comes in the wake of charges being brought upon multiple Iowa and Iowa State athletes accused of illegal sports wagering, including bets placed on their own team’s games.
“The well-being of our students, coaches, and staff, as well as the integrity of our competitions are of paramount importance,” Big Ten commissioner Tony Petitti said in a statement.
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