The B1G will be taking the next step in the process to return to play football.

On Saturday afternoon, Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic reported that the B1G Return to Competition Task Force’s presentation to the Steering Committee went well, and the conference will now move forward with the next step in the process. That means that the 14 individuals on the Council of Presidents/Chancellors will meet on Sunday and could potentially vote on a return-to-play plan.

According to Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel, the council is expected to have a vote within the next 72 hours. A potential target date for the B1G to return to playing football has not been reported on at this time, though there have been mentions of a mid- to late-October restart date.

The B1G was the first Power 5 conference to postpone fall sports, including college football. It’s currently one of four FBS conferences not playing this fall, along with the MAC, Mountain West and Pac-12.

Conversations about a return date for the B1G have included January, November and October. Various dates have been discussed, but there’s been no comment from the league regarding when it is looking to resume acitivities.

And there’s no guarantee that the council reverses its decision, as it needs approval from at least nine presidents/chancellors to reinstate the season. However, this is a step in the right direction.