UPDATE: Big Ten football season still up in the air

Coronavirus concerns cited

Hours after a report Big Ten leaders had voted to cancel fall sports, another report indicated a final decision had not been made yet.

However, it could be soon.

The Lansing State Journal reported a 6 p.m. meeting is set to determine the fate of football season in the conference.


Big Ten football will be canceled for 2020 according to a report from the Detroit Free Press.

Concerns about the coronavirus pandemic led the league’s presidents and chancellors to vote not to have fall sports this year, the paper reported.

The move came less than a week after revised schedules were published and teams began full practices.

The new schedule called for Ohio State to open the season Sept. 3 at Illinois.

Saturday the MId-American Conference became the first Football Bowl Subdivision league to call off fall sports.

That followed the same decision by the Pioneer Football League in the FCS and North Coast Athletic Conference in Division III.

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