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Big 10 to cancel football season, Pac-12 expected to follow [report]

© Kirby Lee | 2019 Dec 6

We knew college football in 2020 wasn’t going to be the same. For a number of major programs, it appears it won’t even happen.

In the midst of a coronavirus pandemic that shows no signs of slowing down, and with campus closures continuing into the fall semester, the Big Ten and Pac-12 will cancel the 2020 football seasons for all the schools in their respective divisions, sources have told Dan Patrick. The Detroit Free Press confirmed Patrick’s report regarding the Big Ten, saying an official announcement will come on Tuesday. The news regarding the Pac-12 seems less concrete, with Jon Wilner of the Bay Area News Group reporting that a decision has not been made, and won’t be until Tuesday at the earliest.

“Here’s the information I got almost an hour ago,” Patrick said on his radio show. “The Big Ten and Pac-12 will cancel their football seasons tomorrow. The ACC and the Big 12 are on the fence, the SEC is trying to get a delay to have teams join them. The SEC is looking at exclusive tv contracts.”

According to ESPN, no fall football remains on the table for all the power five conferences. Commissioners of each conference held an “emergency meeting” on Sunday, with one Power 5 AD telling ESPN that¬†“It doesn’t look good.”


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