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Various media outlets report that the Big Ten and Pac-12 fall football seasons have been cancelled

By Mike Willis, USA Wrestling | Aug. 10, 2020, 12:31 p.m. (ET)

Numerous media outlets are reporting that the Big Ten and the Pac-12 have elected to cancel their fall football seasons. Citing anonymous sources, these articles report that official conference releases will be issued tomorrow. The college football season being cancelled will have an impact across all college sports including wrestling.

Forbes: Big Ten and Pac-12 Will Cancel Football Seasons On Tuesday

The Big Ten and Pac-12 Conferences will cancel their college football seasons on Tuesday due to the pandemic, according to a report from Dan Patrick.

The Big Ten’s university presidents and chancellors held a previously unscheduled meeting on Sunday night to vote, according to The Associated Press.

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USA Today: Big Ten presidents have voted against playing college football this fall due to coronavirus concerns

The Big Ten presidents have voted against conducting a season in the fall, three people with knowledge of the decision confirmed to the Detroit Free Press.

The people requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the decision. A formal announcement is expected to Tuesday, the people said.

The situation remains fluid as the details of what happens with a spring season remains unclear.

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Bleacher Report: Dan Patrick: Big Ten, Pac-12 to Cancel 2020 Football; Latest on SEC, ACC, Big 12

The Big Ten and Pac-12 have reportedly decided to cancel their 2020 football seasons and are set to announce the news Tuesday, according to Dan Patrick.

The ACC, Big 12 and SEC remain in a state of flux, and the SEC is attempting to save the 2020 season by inviting some schools to join the conference, per Patrick.

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WXYZ Detroit: Report: Big Ten presidents vote to cancel football season; MSU & U-M vote not to play

Both Michigan President Mark Schlissel and Michigan State President Samuel Stanley voted to cancel the 2020 Big Ten college football season, according to a report from Dan Patrick.

According to Patrick, both the Big Ten and and the PAC 12 will cancel their seasons on Tuesday. 12 of the 14 Big Ten presidents voted to cancel the season, with Iowa and Nebraska the only two who voted to play.

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Detroit Free Press: Sources: Big Ten votes to cancel football season; no games for Michigan, Michigan State in 2020

See you later, college football.

The Big Ten has voted to cancel the 2020 college football season in a historic move that stems from concerns related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, multiple people with knowledge of the decision confirmed to the Free Press.

The sources requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the decision. A formal announcement is expected Tuesday, the sources said.

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