The Big Ten is relied upon to decide on another decision on its college football season Tuesday, however its effect could fluctuate broadly, as league presidents are thinking about pushing back the beginning of the season to Sept. 26 or delaying it to the spring, a conference source told ESPN.
The presidents are relied upon to meet at 10:30 a.m. ET, and in spite of the fact that they are as yet considering becoming the first Power 5 conference to defer fall sports, most of their athletic directors aren’t prepared to “pull the plug,” the source said.
While the most probable choices appear to push back the beginning of the period or deferring until the spring, it’s absolutely conceivable they wrap up some place in the middle.
It’s another turn for the gathering under first-year magistrate Kevin Warren. Last Wednesday, the class tried really hard to report its 10-game conferencejust timetable, starting on Labor Day weekend.
The model takes into consideration opening games on the few days of Sept. 3-5 to be moved to Sept. 12, Sept. 19 or Sept. 26 “through key sequencing.” All five Power 5 conferences declared their scheduling models for the fall a week ago, just for the Big Ten presidents to reexamine pushing ahead with it during their gathering Saturday.
Various sources said most of Big Ten presidents showed that they would cast a ballot to delay the football season, ideally to the spring, however further discussions with their athletic chiefs Monday may have changed the vibe.
A Big Ten representative affirmed to ESPN on Monday night that the presidents haven’t casted a ballot yet, and the meeting athletic chiefs met before on Monday evening. There was no further remark.