It appears that reports of the Big Ten already voting to cancel the 2020 football season might have been premature, even if it might still be headed that direction. Multiple college football media members, including The Athletic’s Nicole Auerbach, Yahoo! Sports’ Pete Thamel and ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg have been informed by a conference spokesman that no vote has taken place by university presidents or chancellors to cancel the season.
Big Ten spokesman says "no vote has been held by our presidents and chancellors."— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) August 10, 2020
Furthermore, it seems like the report from Dan Patrick also is coming into question, as he said early Monday on his show that schools had voted 12-2 in favor of the cancelation with Nebraska and Iowa being the only holdouts.
However, Sean Callihan of Husker Online is saying that the 12-2 vote more had to do with a call of medical officials taking stock on who was comfortable moving forward at the current juncture.
As for the 12-2...I was told that had to due with a medical call with the Big Ten office and each school. Only Nebraska and Iowa's medical officials said they were currently comfortable with everything at this time.— Sean Callahan (@Sean_Callahan) August 10, 2020
Obviously, everything is fluid and extremely fast-developing at the moment, so following along with every bit and piece of rumors might not be what the doctor ordered for a mental health standpoint. The long and the short of it is that it still looks like we are headed down a road of the season potentially not being played, but no final determinations have been made.