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Report: Big Ten canceling football season, formal announcement expected Tuesday

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We’ve reached the point none of us wanted to get to.

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Oct 7, 2017; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines huddle up on offense during the second half of a game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports
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UPDATE: Multiple media members are reporting that a Big Ten spokesperson has told them no official vote has taken place by school presidents or chancellors on the season.

Original story follows below...

The Big Ten Conference is expected to formally announce Tuesday that it will cancel the 2020 football season, according to a report from The Detroit Free Press. This comes after Dan Patrick reported earlier in the morning on his radio show that Big Ten presidents voted 12-2 in favor of the cancelation with Nebraska and Iowa as the lone holdouts.

The conference announced a 10-game schedule last week with built-in dates to move games around, but momentum grew for a cancelation this weekend after the Mid-American Conference pulled the plug on fall sports. It is believed that they will pursue a spring football season, but it remains to be seen if the Big Ten will do the same, although it was reported over the weekend that commissioner Kevin Warren prefers the spring season option to playing in the fall.

Reports indicate that the Pac-12 could essentially be in line with the Big Ten while the SEC, ACC and Big-12 still mull options to play in the fall. Everything is happening rapidly, so we will have to wait and see what happens.

Fall camp started in earnest on Friday, though teams were not permitted to hold padded practices.

This story is developing.