REPORT: Big Ten cancels its 2020 college football season

REPORT: Big Ten cancels its 2020 college football season
(Source: Charlie Neibergall)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - With the growing concern surrounding the health and safety due to COVID-19, the Big Ten has made the announcement to cancel the 2020 football season, according to Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger and multiple media reports.

Although, a Big Ten spokesman told Peter Thamel with Yahoo Sports that no vote had been taken.

According to multiple sources Big Ten Athletic Directors are set to meet Monday night.

On Sunday, August 9, commissioners with the Power 5 conferences, which include the Southeastern Conference, held an “emergency meeting” to discuss the possibility of playing the college football season this fall as well as other fall sports, according to ESPN.

According to ESPN, officials with the Pac-12 are expected to meet Tuesday, Aug. 11 to vote on a decision to move forward with a fall season.

“The growing sense around the conference is that it is highly unlikely the Pac-12 will move forward with a fall season amid concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic and will look to playing in the spring, if possible, sources said.”

President Donald Trump tweeted his support for a college football season.

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