Big 10 to Cancel Fall Sports

Travis Rogers, Jr.

Big 10 to Cancel Fall Sports

2 mins
August 10, 2020

Big Ten member presidents met on Saturday to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on college football. And the news came mere hours after the “Power 5” conference commissioners had met, with ESPN reporting the Big Ten’s cancellation of games was imminent with the conference seeking a unified front from the major conferences. 

sports personality Dan Patrick reported during his radio show Monday morning that the Big Ten has voted.

There won't be a college football season this fall.

Patrick said a source told him that the Big Ten and Pac-12 will cancel their seasons on Tuesday. He said he learned the Big 12 and ACC are "on the fence," and that the SEC is trying to get the other teams to join them for a season this fall.

Faion Hicks tweeted, “No football would be the worst break-up of my life.”

On Sunday, Big Ten presidents met for a second straight day as momentum to cancel college sports continues to build. The Mid-American Conference became the first FBS conference to postpone all fall sports, including football, on Saturday.

Starting late Sunday night, a social media hashtag #WeWantToPlay trended, with top college football stars pushing back against the idea of not playing this fall.

A coalition of players from all the Power Five conference released a statement with demands that they want in play in order to play.

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