After meeting the president, Big Ten football is still in limbo

A comprehensive plan was presented to the Big Ten presidents on Sunday to hold a football season, but a final decision is still to come.

A person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that the entire council of presidents and chancellors of all subcommittees listened for more than 2 1/2 hours on the return of the conference. The man spoke on condition of anonymity because the Big Ten was not making his comeback to make the competition’s plans public.

The person said that the meeting broke up without voting for the President and Chancellor and there are no plans to reorganize them.

Still, Big Ten football could kickoff as soon as the weekend of October 17 if they act quickly.

The medical part focused on the presentation that has changed since the convent postponed its entire fall game season to August 11 due to concerns by COVID-19 and how football could be played safely. is. The emergence of the daily rapid response COVID-19 test, is not available when university leaders decided to pull the plug on the season loom.

If the Big Ten can start by the end of October, an eight-game season and conference championship game are still possible in mid-December. That schedule may constitute Big Ten teams to be part of the College Football Playoff.

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