Big Ten presidents voted 11-3 to cancel fall football season

Reports: Big Ten
Posted at 6:51 PM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 18:51:12-04

A new court filing shows that Big Ten presidents voted 11-3 to postpone the football season until spring.

The court filing is the Big Ten's response to a lawsuit brought by a group of Nebraska football players who want the fall season reinstated.

The Big Ten announced Aug. 11 it would move its football season from fall to spring because of health risks associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

The filing did not identify how each school specifically voted, but a person familiar with the outcome told The Associated Press Iowa, Nebraska and Ohio State voted against postponing the fall football season.