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Big 12 Conference revises policy, forces teams with lack of active players to be charged with forfeits

The Big 12 Conference announced on Tuesday an updated policy that teams that do not have enough players to compete due to COVID-19, or for any reason, will be charged with a forfeit.

The league said for conference games, it will be handled as if a game has been played. The team that forfeits will be credited with a loss and the opponent with a win.

The forfeit can be declared at any point before a game is completed. If both teams are unable to play, the game would be declared no contest.

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby has the discretion to deem a game a no contest "if extraordinary circumstances warrant," the statement said.