Big 10 Conference has Reportedly Decided to Cancel 2020 Season

Marshfield (OnFocus) – College Football Landscape 2020: status in limbo

With Covid 19 cases surging across the country, the status of college football in 2020 is in limbo, and patchwork plans are common throughout the land.  The latest to update their plans is the Big Ten Conference, which met on Saturday only to announce teams may continue to practice without pads. The Conference had previously announced a revised schedule for this season, which is now slated to begin September 3, when Ohio State travels to Illinois. 

BREAKING NEWS: The Big 10 has reportedly decided to cancel the 2020 season. An official announcement is scheduled for Tuesday

What we know for sure
In addition to the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference(Division 3) announcing plans to scrap its 2020 season(LINK to our article)  several Division 1 conferences have either postponed or cancelled their fall sports seasons: 

  • Ivy League 
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference
  • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
  • Mid-American Conference
  • Patriot League

Are more to come? Hang on, folks, it appears that more conferences will follow suit soon. 

As for the rest of college football, it is a constantly changing landscape that requires multiple checks daily to see where we stand for college football in 2020. Every other conference has announced changes to their schedules, which range from cancelling all nonconference games(Big Ten, SEC), cancelling selected games, and reducing the total number of games of its members.

OnFocus will continue to monitor the world of college football and keep our readers updated with additional changes.

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David Keech
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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]