Report: Target date for B1G's potential fall return revealed
Nothing is guaranteed. Even though the B1G Council of Presidents/Chancellors (COP/C) are meeting on Sunday to potentially vote on the reinstatement of a fall football season, there’s absolutely no assurance that the decision will result in the conference playing again this fall.
However, if there is a decision to bring sports back sooner than expected, a reported target date has been revealed.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Jeff Potrykus reported that the B1G is looking at potentially scheduling the first games for Oct. 17, which would be three weeks after the SEC takes the field for the first time on Sept. 26.
Some teams from the other five conferences still playing — AAC, ACC, Big 12, C-USA and Sun Belt — have already started their 2020 seasons.
Saturday morning, both Heather Dinich of ESPN and Bruce Feldman of The Athletic reported that the B1G Return to Competition Task Force met with eight university presidents on Saturday to discuss potential safe plans for a restart to the season. Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports reported later in the day that the meeting went well and that the B1G was moving forward with the next step in the process.
A presentation from the medical subcommittee will be provided to the 14 B1G members on the COP/C and a vote is expected to come within the next 48 hours, potentially as early as Sunday afternoon.
Following some serious backlash from players, parents, coaches and fans, it looks like the B1G could be making a return to the field at some point this fall.
We’ll find out soon enough.