Report: A 'lot of optimism' from B1G meeting Sunday, still no vote on fall season
There was some hope that the B1G presidents and chancellors would hold a vote on Sunday afternoon in regards to reinstating a fall football season in 2020. That didn’t happen, but there’s still a lot of good news from the conference.
Bruce Feldman of The Athletic reported on Sunday that all three facets of the presentation — medical, scheduling and television — all went very well. He also said there’s “a lot of optimism inside the conference from this weekend,” about reinstating the football season.
SOURCE: All of the three Big Ten presentations–medical, scheduling and TV–went well today and there is a lot of optimism inside the conference from this weekend. (There was not a vote planned for today.)
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) September 13, 2020
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However, there was no vote on reinstating the season this fall. David Jesse of the Detroit Free Press was the first to report that no vote occurred on Sunday, though it was rumored that a decision could’ve been made.
Jesse reported that a vote is likely to come sometime this week with the target date for a restart set for sometime in the fall.
SOURCES: No vote today by Big Ten presidents, but they were pleased with medical plans and advancements. Likely to vote this week for some sort of play starting at some point this fall. @freep @freepsports @chrissolari @RainerSabin
— David Jesse (@reporterdavidj) September 13, 2020
That lines up with what Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported over the weekend. Per Potrykus, the target date for a return to B1G football is October 17, which would allow the conference time to compete for the College Football Playoff.
Other restart dates that have been mentioned include Thanksgiving weekend, early January and after the Super Bowl.
Even though we’ll have to wait a little bit longer on a decision, it appears there’s momentum to reinstate the season in the B1G.