The impending cancellation of the Big Ten season was widely reported earlier today, initially being reported by the Detroit Free Press. However, it appears that there may be some hope for a 2020 season after all.
Kirk Herbstreit himself has gone on record that the Big Ten is still exploring options:
To be clear regarding @B1Gfootball and their impending announcement-they are looking TO DELAY the start of the season NOT TO CANCEL.— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) August 10, 2020
What does this mean, exactly? A delay of a few weeks? A mid-October start? Or even the much-discussed spring season? Herbstreit followed it up with a statement that made it clear — no one really knows what to expect, and if college football is even a possibility:
As we know this is a very fluid and ongoing situation. Things are said one minute and changed the next. So we’ll see what happens in the next 24-48 hours. Numerous options in play. We can all hope there will be CFB at some point. https://t.co/E0IILbjBWW— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) August 10, 2020
Elsewhere, it appears Ohio State president Kristina Johnson did not vote to cancel the season as initially reported. According to the aforementioned report on freep, Iowa and Nebraska were the lone dissenters in cancelling the season.
OSU source says incoming president Kristina Johnson favors delaying, not canceling season. Would vote no on canceling. https://t.co/oif5vmlw7y— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) August 10, 2020
We will do our best to keep you updated in what looks to be a topsy-turvy few days ahead. Welcome to 2020, where a constant sense of uncertainty is the new norm.