While there’s a carousel of reports that flood social media on a daily basis, it seems that Indiana athletic director Scott Dolson remains very grounded in the challenges the B1G faces with a return to play plan for fall sports.

Speaking on Tuesday, Dolson said that he’s optimistic about fall sports returning in the B1G, though he doesn’t exactly provide a timeline for when that could happen.

“I’m optimistic we can get back to playing again,” Dolson said, according to Jon Blau of the Herald Times. “It’s not if, it’s when. I’m hopeful it’s sooner rather than later.”

Rumors have circulated for weeks about potential restart dates for fall sports and college football in the B1G. Dates in January, November and even October have been thrown out as potential targets for the league.

Dolson didn’t want to put a date out there, either.

“I was born at night but not last night,” he said. “I would never put a date out there I can’t be sure of. …I can tell you it won’t happen until everyone is comfortable from a medical standpoint.”

Dolson has been tossed into a unique situation. He took over for retiring Indiana University AD Fred Glass and has been on the job just a few months with plenty on his plate.

It’s a positive sign that Dolson believes fall sports will return sometime soon, but we may not get a date for a little while.