The Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences canceled their fall football season and planned to play in the spring.
Now, after much scrutiny and both players and parents coming forward, the conference, which holds onto to some of the biggest names in college football, may end up playing. It’s considered a “real possibility,” Bruce Feldman tweeted out.
SOURCE: Big Ten coaches are meeting on a call right now. Am told "it's a real possibility" that the Big Ten may try to reverse course and play later this fall. https://t.co/lbZJePwUbG— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) August 28, 2020
On top of Feldman’s claim, there have been reports that a season in the spring may get bumped up and start after Thanksgiving.
For many Division 1 programs, students will be sent home for online finals after the break, so the likelihood they allow fans at the game would be an easy decision — one far easier than going back on their decision that created such chaos.
Bringing the season back will be tough as many universities, specially Miami University in Ohio, have already started to see a “noticeable increase,” the Enquirer wrote. Safety is obvious the conference’s priority, but at what cost will they have to pay if they continue with the canceled season?
The Big Ten already had their conference-only schedule revealed, so they have the infrastructure schedule-wise to make it happen with games just being bumped back. This will be a story that continues to develop on both the player-driven battle and legal battle both of which are currently ongoing.