After presidents meet, Big Ten football still in limbo

The Big Ten is voting on whether to reverse course and play an abbreviated season

The Big Ten is voting on whether to reverse course and play an abbreviated season

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The vote last month to postpone was 11-3, with Ohio State, Nebraska and Iowa voting to play.

A person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press the Big Ten's Return to Competition Task Force met Saturday. While Saturday's meeting was smaller and included only eight of the presidents and chancellors, Sunday's videoconference was an opportunity for all three of the task force's subcommittees - medical, TV and football scheduling - to present their plans to all 14 presidents and chancellors. The news was first reported by Yahoo! "The council is expected to vote sometime this week". "The College Football Playoff field is scheduled to be revealed on December 20". The medical subcommittee includes lead team physicians from Northwestern, Indiana and Maryland, as well as experts in sports medicine and infectious diseases.

The highest-ranked Pac-12 team, OR is one of three teams ranked from the conference, with No. 17 USC and No. 22 Utah also ranked and Arizona State, Washington and Cal receiving votes.

If things move quickly, the Big Ten could start a season in about a month, and maybe still compete for a spot in the College Football Playoff. The emergence of daily rapid-response COVID-19 testing, not available when university leaders made a decision to pull the plug on the season looms large.

Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren has faced pressure to resume play

The Big Ten on August 11 canceled fall sports, with the possibility of playing in the spring, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

However, the Big Ten is reportedly back in talks to revisit this decision with a potential target start date of October 17, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Conference bylaws indicate 60 percent of presidents and chancellors will have to vote to approve reinstating the season.

Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren declined to offer specifics about the vote to scrap fall sports when it was first announced and Minnesota president Joan Gabel and Michigan State president Samuel Stanley indicated it wasn't really an official vote.

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