According to reports the Big Ten and Pac-12 voted to cancel fall sports Tuesday amid concerns around the coronavirus. It's the first power five football conference to call of its season.
Reports around the Big Ten's cancellation began swirling Saturday after the power five schools met to discuss the season. The conference let it be know that it wanted to punt on the year, but wanted the support of other conferences. Whether or not they have that support remains unclear.
BREAKING: The Big Ten presidents have voted to postpone the 2020 college football season with hopes of playing in the spring, per sources.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) August 11, 2020
The Pac-12 also reportedly voting Tuesday, to postpone fall sports. The vote was unanimous.
BREAKING: Pac-12 is canceling its 2020 fall football season, source tells @SINow. Like the Big Ten, it plans to play in the spring. @Brett_McMurphy first.— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) August 11, 2020
All eyes now on the next domino, which could bring them all down: the Big 12.
A report around the ACC Tuesday said that the conference was more set to play than it was a few days ago. The conference pushed its start into early September and believes the conference has more time to decide.
An ACC source told me today: “We’re further away from pulling out now than we were a few days ago. I think we’re more steady in the boat in sticking with our plan. Given the conditions of COVID, we know that can change quickly.” 1/2— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) August 11, 2020
Meanwhile the SEC said Monday that it plans to stay patient as the conference already delayed its start to late September.
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