Dan Patrick shares this morning that a vote by Big Ten Presidents and Chancellor’s is expected to take place today, and adds that while the vote may be to start up the season in October, we could still see member schools opt to sit out.
That contradicts a report last night from Brett McMurphy, who shared that if the vote was to play ball this fall, all Big Ten schools would take the field.
According to Patrick, Nebraska, Iowa, Purdue, Indiana, Ohio State, and Wisconsin want to play, but we will probably see Michigan, Michigan State, and Maryland opt to not play this fall.
Patrick originally shared last week that the target date for a Big Ten return was October 10th. Since a week has gone by without a vote, that date has been pushed to the 17th of October.
The Big Ten title game would be scheduled to take place December 19th with the College Football Playoff Semifinal teams announced the next day, December 20th. Patrick adds “this is about the tightest window that they could have, but you can expect Big Ten football.”
See Patrick’s full comments below.
DP on B1G: "The Presidents and Chancellors will vote today. Mich. probably not going to play, Mich. St. not going to play, Maryland's probably [won't] play. But you're going to get Nebraska, Iowa, Purdue, Indiana, Ohio St. Wisconsin wants to play but may not be able to." pic.twitter.com/6QiusRB5t1
— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) September 14, 2020
Update: Wisconsin chancellor Rebecca Blank said today that the Big Ten will move together as one conference.
#Badgers chancellor Rebecca Blank today during a teleconference when asked about B1G football: "I will say we're all going to move together in the Big Ten. We're all going to play or not if we possibly can. This isn't going to be a school by school thing."
— Jeff Potrykus (@jaypo1961) September 14, 2020