All or none? Wisconsin chancellor disputes claim that some Big Ten teams could sit out potential fall season
If the Big Ten votes to play football this fall — a vote is expected to take place among the league on Monday according to multiple reports — could some teams sit the season out?
Not according to Wisconsin chancellor Rebecca Blank.
While there has been some conflicting information on the matter, for example, Dan Patrick is reporting that only eight of the Big Ten schools are willing to play football this fall and will sit out the season, that may not exactly be the case.
Once the Big Ten makes a final vote, it appears the league will push forward together according to Blank.
The Wisconsin chancellor recently offered up this comment during a Monday teleconference:
#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
So where does this leave us? The Big Ten reportedly needs at least nine schools to commit to playing in the fall.
If five Big Ten teams don’t want to play, could the league force them into action? At this point, there appear to be more questions on the matter than answers.