Big Ten reportedly voted 12-2 to cancel football season; Michigan, MSU voted not to play
Editor's note:Since this story was originally published, the Free Press has learned the Big Ten will announce on Tuesday that the college football season has been canceled for the fall.
Longtime 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.
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According to Patrick's source, the Big Ten presidents voted, 12-2, to not play this fall. Patrick said only Nebraska and Iowa voted to play.
Hence, according to this reporting, Michigan president Mark Schlissel and Michigan State president Samuel Stanley voted to not play football this fall.
Michigan State football originally had an off day from their workouts scheduled on Tuesday, but that has since been moved to Monday. However, as of Monday morning, players have not been told of any new plans concerning the season.
The Des Moines Register reported Monday that Iowa canceled their morning practice.
Just last week, the Big Ten released a revised 2020 schedule to begin in September.
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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