Report: Big Ten to reverse course, go on with fall football season

MADISON, Wis. — In a major reversal, chancellors and presidents from Big Ten universities have voted in favor of playing football this fall, according to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel sports reporter Jeff Potrykus.

A proposal has reportedly been approved for the conference to begin the 2020 season in the fall. The discussion was brought to the forefront after a hot mic caught University of Nebraska President Ted Carter before a press conference.

The news comes after a report that Big Ten presidents and chancellors planned to hear a presentation about playing a football season, maybe as soon as late October.

The Big Ten originally pulled the plug on fall sports back in early August.

An official announcement has yet to come from the Big Ten conference, but the latest kickoff proposal has the season starting Oct. 17, with each team playing eight games in nine weeks. The Big Ten title game would be set for Dec. 19, which would allow the conference to play in the College Football Playoff.