According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the B1G Presidents are set to vote to let football be played starting October 17th:
Plan to start Big Ten football on Oct. 17 expected to be approved—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. https://t.co/B03wYxChny
— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) September 13, 2020
For the first time since the Big Ten shut down all fall sports on Aug. 11, people familiar with the decision have transitioned from hopeful to confident the league’s football teams will play in 2020.
Those people told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel they expect the Big Ten’s Council of Presidents and Chancellors will vote to start the season, with the target date Oct. 17.
The Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted, 11-3, last month to shut down all Big Ten fall sports because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.
Ohio State, Nebraska and Iowa were the three schools that voted to play.
Nine votes will be needed to reverse the original decision, and Wisconsin is expected to vote yes this time.
The people who spoke on the condition of anonymity reiterated that reliable, rapid testing has played a critical role and helped turn the tide in the favor of trying to play this year.
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