EDIT: The Big Ten confirmed that football will not be played in the fall.
Big Ten Statement on 2020-21 Fall Seasonhttps://t.co/BCiRSzeAPL— Big Ten Conference (@bigten) August 11, 2020
After a few days of the season being up in the air, it appears we finally have a resolution: the Big Ten will not play football this fall. Instead, it will postpone the season, with hopes of a spring season.
Sources: Big Ten is announcing that the fall is cancelled. League will attempt to play in the spring.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) August 11, 2020
BREAKING: The Big Ten presidents have voted to postpone the 2020 college football season with hopes of playing in the spring, per sources.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) August 11, 2020
What happens next is anyone’s guess. James Franklin went on ESPN’s “Get Up!” today and once again stated that he will exhaust all options for his players. Would that mean trying to play a fall football season outside of the Big Ten? Who knows, but one would imagine that SEC and ACC teams — which continue to plan to play this fall — would be primed to target big-time transfers from Big Ten programs.