It’s a dark day for college football fans. Rumors are swirling that the Big 10 is planning on following the course the MAC has already taken. Cancelling all fall sports.
According to Dan's source, 12 of the 14 Presidents from the Big 10 have voted against having a Fall College Football season. Iowa and Nebraska were the two that have been pushing to play. — Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) August 10, 2020
Makes perfect sense that Iowa and Nebraska would still be in favor of a college football season. I’m pretty sure a quarter of Nebraska’s revenue comes from Cornhusker Football. Hell when the team was winning championships in the 90’s I bet it was closer to 50% of the states revenue. Without college football Iowa and Nebraska don’t have an identity as a state besides their mutual love of corn and hate for each others college football team. University of Nebraska and Iowa University need college football because without it they have nothing.
The cancelation of the Big10 season is a rumor as of now. Even the vote to cancel the season is a rumor.
Just got a text from a Big Ten spokesman. "No vote has been held by our presidents and chancellors." Hence, the Big Ten watch continues. — Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) August 10, 2020
So it just comes down to which rumor you believe more. One of these reports is right. Only time will tell which one though.
The idea of cancelling fall sports has gained a lot of steam recently. Hence all the rumors of the season already being cancelled. The schools and conferences don’t want to be liable if the players do get sick and in turn get families sick. While the schools and conferences debate about whether or not to play football a movement from the players and coaches has gained just as much traction as cancelling college football has.
#WeWantToPlay pic.twitter.com/jvQhE7noGB — Trevor Lawrence (@Trevorlawrencee) August 10, 2020