Report: Big 12 is currently 'leaning toward trying to play this fall'
On Tuesday, the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced their plans to postpone the fall football season until at least 2021.
That’s obviously huge news, and it didn’t take long for the SEC and ACC to issue their own statements, saying they’re going to continue cautiously proceeding toward playing this season.
Currently, the Big 12 heads are meeting, and according to a report from Drew Davison, they’re leaning toward joining the ACC and SEC in trying to play:
As Big 12 brass meets, source says conference leaning toward trying to play this fall https://t.co/c5oq3uqNbL
— Drew Davison (@drewdavison) August 11, 2020
We should know more this evening, as the Star-Telegram.com report said the athletic directors will meet at 8 p.m.:
That was before the conference started its high-level meeting on the upcoming football season at 5 p.m. Included on that call are Commissioner Bob Bowlsby, the league’s board of directors (school chancellors and presidents) and athletic directors, as well as the conference’s medical experts on how to proceed with fall sports.
The call is expected to last at least a couple of hours. The league’s athletic directors are then scheduled to have a follow-up discussion at 8 p.m.
This will be a big decision and could have wide-ranging impacts on the 2020 season. We’ll see what happens over the next few hours/days.