Dan Patrick reporting October start date still possible for B1G football season
There’s another twist in the B1G’s roller-coaster like offseason.
According to the Dan Patrick Show, there’s a real possibility that an October start date is back on the table for the B1G. After conference commissioner Kevin Warren spoke with President Donald Trump on Tuesday, it appears that there is a willingness to reconsider a fall schedule.
“From source: if conference can pass updated safety measures and procedures, Big Ten targeting Oct. 10 to start football season,” the tweet said.
“From source: If conference can pass updated safety measures and procedures, Big Ten targeting Oct. 10 to start football season.” – Dan Patrick
— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) September 1, 2020
Previously the B1G presidents voted 11-3 to postpone the fall football season. The three in favor of pushing forward with a fall schedule were Nebraska, Iowa and Ohio State. In an open letter, Warren said the decision would not be revisited.
However, on Tuesday morning, Trump tweeted out that he had a productive conversation with Warren.
“Had a very productive conversation with Kevin Warren, Commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, about immediately starting up Big Ten football,” Trump tweeted. “Would be good (great!) for everyone – Players, Fans, Country. On the one yard line!”
It could be an interesting few days for the B1G.