Remember a few days ago when the Big Ten released a schedule for the upcoming football season? Those were the days.
Days removed from the schedule announcement, things are trending in the opposite direction of a fall season actually being played. Various reports on Sunday evening acknowledged that Power 5 conferences all held an ‘emergency meeting’ about the upcoming season and its potential delay or cancellation.
Per ESPN, “Several sources have indicated to ESPN that Big Ten presidents, following a meeting on Saturday, are ready to pull the plug on its fall sports season, and they wanted to gauge if commissioners and university presidents and chancellors from the other Power 5 conferences — the ACC, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC — will fall in line with them.”
Here are other pertinent updates, including the fact that Big Ten presidents are meeting on Sunday night to discuss the state of fall football and other sports.
- ESPN: “Sources told ESPN that a vast majority of Big Ten presidents have indicated that they would vote to postpone football season, hopefully to the spring. A Big Ten official confirmed to ESPN that no official vote took place during Saturday’s meeting, but the presidents are set to meet again Sunday night.”
- The Athletic’s Nicole Auerbach: “Source tells @TheAthleticCF the Big Ten presidents and chancellors are meeting later tonight to discuss the state of the fall sports season. Not clear if anything will come to a vote tonight.”
- SI’s Ross Dellenger: “College football sources tell @SInow that the Big Ten is moving toward a decision to cancel the 2020 fall season, while engaging other Power 5 conferences on a uniform decision to be announced later this week.”
We’ll keep updating you every step of the way. Hopefully there’s a step in a positive direction, but don’t hold your breath.