Big Ten canceling 2020 football season, according to reports

Leaders of the Big Ten Conference have voted to cancel the fall football season because of continued concerns regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, according to two Monday morning news reports.

The apparent decision to cancel the fall football season comes just days after the Big Ten released a fall schedule for the University of Maryland and other member schools as well as medical protocol for its players, coaches and staff. It will have major financial consequences for Maryland’s athletics department, as the College Park university and other schools are dealing with budget problems related to the pandemic.

The Detroit Free Press reported the news on Monday morning, citing “multiple people with knowledge of the decision.” Those sources requested anonymity to the Free Press, which said a formal announcement is expected on Tuesday.

In addition, longtime sportscaster Dan Patrick has reported that a source confirmed to him that 12 of the 14 presidents of schools in the conference voted against…

Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.

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