After meeting the presidents, Big Ten football is still active

The Big Ten leaders were given a detailed plan for hosting the fall football season on Sunday, but a final decision has yet to be made.

A person with direct knowledge of the situation asked the Associated Press that the entire Committee of Presidents and Presidents asked for more than 2 1/2 hours from all subcommittees to return to the conference’s rival paramilitary. The man spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not returning to Big Ten.

The person said the meeting broke down without the presidents and presidents voting and that they had no plans to reunite.

However, if they act quickly, Big Ten football could kick off early on the weekend of October 17th.

The medical explanation focused on what had changed since the conference adjourned its entire fall sports season to August 11 due to COVID-19 concerns and how football could be played safely. The origins of the daily quick-response COVID-19 test were not available when university leaders decided to pull the plug on the season.

If the Big Ten could start in late October, an eight-game season and conference championship game in mid-December would still be possible. That table will form the Big Ten teams as part of the college football playoffs.


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