Report: Big Ten to cancel 2020 season
Icon Sportswire / Getty

The Big Ten won't be playing football in 2020.

The conference's presidents have voted to cancel the fall football season due to concerns about playing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, sources told Orion Sang, David Jesse, Chris Solari, and Chris Thomas of the Detroit Free Press.

While a formal announcement is reportedly coming Tuesday, a spokesman told Yahoo Sports' Pete Thamel that a vote has yet to take place.

The reported decision makes the Big Ten the first Power 5 conference to opt against staging a campaign. It's reportedly attempting to coordinate its announcement with the other major conferences.

Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren apparently prefers to hold a spring football season, but a final decision has not been made.

The reported vote to cancel the season follows a late push by players to salvage the campaign. Star quarterbacks Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields led a social media campaign late Sunday that saw student-athletes call for the formation of a players' union and the implementation of other return-to-play protocols.

The Mid-American Conference became the first FBS conference to postpone its fall athletics season Saturday.

Comments
Report: Big Ten to cancel 2020 season
  Got something to say? Leave a comment below!
Daily Newsletter
Get the latest trending sports news daily in your inbox