CHAMPAIGN – The Big Ten voted Sunday to cancel the 2020 college football season in a historic move stemming from concerns related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, multiple people with knowledge of the decision confirmed to the Detroit Free Press.
The sources requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the decision. A formal announcement is expected Tuesday, the sources said.
The presidents voted 12-2 to end the fall sports in the conference. Michigan and Michigan State – whose presidents are physicians – voted to end the season, sources said. Only Nebraska and Iowa voted to play, Dan Patrick said on his radio show Monday.
The move comes two days after the Mid-American Conference became the first in the FBS to cancel ts season, and sources told the Free Press the Big Ten is attempting to coordinate its announcement with other Power Five conferences.