Big Ten presidents vote to cancel 2020 season


"Just get it over with and let us figure out how to survive".

The CEO group is made up of a chancellor or president from each of the conference's 12 universities and is the ultimate decision-maker for the Pac-12. "They will be the ones to shut it down, even if the league commissioners are determined to hold out".

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© APWF FILE - In this October 26, 2019, file photo Massachusetts players enter the field for an NCAA college football game against CT, in Amherst, Mass. Massachusetts is the latest school from the Football Bowl Subdivision, college footballs highest level, to cancel its fall season.

The Big 12 board of directors is expected to meet with its medical experts this week to discuss the upcoming season, a source with direct knowledge of the meeting told The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. While risk can never be eliminated Penn State has minimized this risk and the season can be played in a safe manner.

The move comes almost five months after the NCAA canceled the men's and women's basketball tournaments, in one of the earliest signs that major sporting leagues and events would struggle to conduct business as usual amid a pandemic. "We're going to do whatever we can do to find a way to play", he said. "There is a way forward", Lawrence tweeted on Sunday. If that happens, Frost said the school is "prepared to look for other options".

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"There's been too much work put in! And for them to at least not get presented exactly what those things are, I think would be a mistake".

Had the NCAA been more proactive in adopting the so-called "Olympics model" - meaning college players would have been able to accept compensation for doing commercials, signing autographs, making personal appearances etc. - the optics of asking the players to play during the pandemic might have been less toxic. "Lives are more important than football".

© APWF FILE - In this January 7, 2019, file photo, Alabama's Najee Harris reaches for the end zone during the first half the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson, in Santa Clara, Calif. "Having a season also incentivizes", he added.

-Guarantee eligibility whether a player chooses to play the season or not. "I think to do that right now (cancel the season) would be a mistake and I think we need to take some time to re-evaluate some of these issues".

The Power Five conferences slimmed down their schedules, eliminating all non-conference games, or all but one.