The Big Ten Conference announced that if the Conference is able to participate in fall sports, based on medical advice, it will move to Conference-only schedules in those sports. Details for these sports will be released at a later date. By limiting competition to other Big Ten institutions, the Conference will have the greatest flexibility to adjust its own operations throughout the season and make quick decisions in real-time based on the most current evolving medical advice and the fluid nature of the pandemic.
The Pittsburgh Pirates released their 2021 regular season schedule, which will feature the Bucs opening the season in Chicago for three games against the Cubs beginning on Thursday, April 1. It will mark the 22nd time that the Pirates will begin their season against the Cubs and the fifth straight season in which they will start the season on the road.
The Phillies will kick off their 2021 season with the club’s home opener against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, April 1, at Citizens Bank Park. The series will continue throughout the weekend on April 3-4, followed by three games against the New York Mets on April 5-7.