The fears of college football fans everywhere are coming to fruition.
As the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic encroached into dangerous territory with football season set to kick off next month, NCAA conferences are having to make the decision on whether they want to risk playing, or cancel the season.
The Big Ten and PAC-12 have made that decision, and it’s the latter.
Dan Patrick noted on his radio show that the presidents of the 14 Big Ten school voting resulting in a 12-2 ratio to cancel, with only Iowa and Nebraska voting for a season to be played.
DP was told an hour ago that the Big 10 and Pac 12 will cancel their football seasons tomorrow… The ACC and the Big 12 are on the fence.. And the SEC is trying to get teams to join them for a season.
— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) August 10, 2020
Latest this morning (per @dpshow):
– Big Ten and Pac 12 will cancel seasons tomorrow.
– ACC/Big 12 still on the fence.
– SEC is “courting” a few teams to join their conference for this season (two teams mentioned were Texas and Oklahoma).
– SEC trying to delay all decisions.
— CFB Country (@tCFBCountry) August 10, 2020
The two conferences are expected to formally announce their decisions on Tuesday.
While there will be no football for two of the Power 5 conferences, the SEC is reportedly trying to get the ACC and Big 12 to join them and have a season of their own.