Big Ten cancels fall football, reports say

Members of the Big Ten Conference have voted to cancel the 2020 college football season due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, according to multiple media reports.

The presidents of the 14 member universities voted 12-2 on Sunday to drop fall sports, the Detroit Free Press reported Monday morning. Only University of Nebraska and University of Iowa voted to stay the course and play, sports reporter Dan Patrick said on his radio show Monday.

The conference is expected to make a formal announcement on Tuesday.

The decision came a day after the Mid-American Conference became the first among 10 leagues that play at the highest tier of Division I college football to cancel fall sports.


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12 thoughts on “Big Ten cancels fall football, reports say

    1. The Ivies were the first to end their basketball season, on March 10th. They were the first to cancel fall football, on July 8th.


      The Ivy universities really are smart people. (Dr. Fauci got his medical degree from an Ivy League university. The Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, has two Ivy League degrees. Even the president got his degree from an Ivy League school.)

  1. Not football related, but while we’re so into protecting everyone’s health I was wondering if we could ban cigarette smoking since it kills 480k each year in the US and 7 million worldwide. That seems far more dangerous than COVID-19 and is deadly to non smokers too. We should be looking at everything, right?

  2. …or maybe canceling elective abortions, which certainly kill far more Americans than the Wahun Virus…and for which American taxpayers are forced to partially underwrite by virtue of the money tendered to Planned Parenthood every year.

    1. Did you really have to go there, Bob? Did you all of a sudden grow a uterus and know what it’s like to be a woman? Jeff A. has a very good point and you have to go and turn it into something that is so none of your business!!! Oh, and by the way, calling the Coronavirus, the “Wahun Virus” just makes you sound like a dolt!

  3. They drank the Socialist Marxist Communist Kool-Aide…

    If the mask are so efficient and effective, how about a mandatory mask rule and have hand sanitizer stations.