More than a year ago, Kevin Warren outlined his vision for the Big Ten, how he hoped to lead the conference of 14 schools and close to 10,000 athletes. During his interview to become the next commissioner, Warren’s presentation detailed how he would empower the conference’s athletes through three core tenets: mental health, financial literacy and voter registration.
Warren has served as commissioner for nearly six months, but his tenure has already required him to navigate the cancellation of seasons because of the novel coronavirus pandemic and now the widespread protests of racial injustices that have swept the nation following the death of George Floyd while in custody of Minneapolis police.
The Big Ten announced Monday the launch of its voter registration initiative, a program in the works since February but with even more significance now as many athletes have spoken out, hoping for change.
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