[The policies of the Pac-10 and Sun Belt are listed in Wednesday's story]
ACC: A policy might be determined Oct. 7 at the fall meetings.
Big 12: No conference-wide policy. Institutions should work with local and state health agencies.
SEC: Currently working with schools on handling outbreaks.
Big Ten: Ongoing discussions regarding contingency plans.
Conference USA: In the process of developing a policy. Could have specific language on the issue within a week.
Big East: Has taken out an “event cancellation” insurance policy that protects against several elements including swine flu.
WAC: (Regular season)
1. In the event the visiting institution is unable to arrive at the site of a contest for any reason in order for it to be played at its regularly scheduled time, it shall notify the home director of athletics, home head coach and the Conference office as soon as possible.
2. In the event either the visiting institution is unable to arrive at the site of a contest in order for the contest to be played and completed on the day it was scheduled or if the home institution is unable to participate for any reason:
a. The contest shall be rescheduled only upon the mutual consent of the involved Directors of Athletics and the approval of the Commissioner.
b. If the contest is unable to be rescheduled, it shall be declared no contest and shall not be included in the regular season standings.
Mountain West: The conference's planned approach is to address each situation on a case-by-case basis in the context of the unique circumstances of that particular outbreak. These would include, but not be limited to, the location of competition, the sport involved, the host institution’s policies/emergency management plan, state and local guidelines, etc. After gathering all the pertinent information and consulting with all necessary constituents/agencies, we would make a determination how best to proceed.
As an example, while it did not affect competition, the United States Air Force Academy recently had an outbreak among the incoming freshman cadets and quarantined a significant number of individuals as a result. This was done in accordance with USAFA guidelines and other pertinent jurisdictions. Had there been institutional and/or MWC competition involved, we would have consulted with the appropriate parties at USAFA and developed a plan of action.
Note: The Mid-American Conference did not respond.
Other flu outbreaks regarding college football: (Others are mentioned in Wednesday's story. Source: Cleveland Plain-Dealer)
Duke: One confirmed case in August. Upwards of three dozen players had flu symptoms that lasted approximately 10 days.
Tulane: Twenty seven players had mild symptoms and returned to practice in early September.
Washington State: Sixteen players got sic shortly before the Sept. 5 home opener against Stanford (a loss).
Kentucky: Defensive tackle Antwane Glenn has been isolated due to flu symptoms.
Wisconsin: Several players developed symptoms the week of the Sept. 12 game against Fresno State. Whether it was because of the flu or not, several Fresno State receivers were able to get behind the Wisconsin secodary during an overtime win by the Badgers.