On Monday, The Detroit Free Press reported that the Big Ten presidents had voted to cancel the conference's 2020 football season.
And while a Big Ten spokesperson has denied that such vote has taken place, it's clear that the 2020 campaign is, at the very least, in trouble.
Hours after news of the Big Ten's potential cancellation was first reported, Nick Camino joined Ben Axelrod for a 3News digital exclusive to discuss the uncertainty of the 2020 college football season and what's ahead. Among the topics discussed by Nick and Ben were the following:
- The Mid-American Conference's decision to postpone its fall sports seasons until the spring.
- The difficulties the Big Ten and all of college football face in attempting to get back on the field.
- Why college sports face more difficulties than professional sports do in getting back to play.
- The pushback from college football coaches and players amid reports of a canceled season.
- How the Power Five conferences moving to conference-only schedules created a domino effect involving the MAC.
- What the Power Five and mid-major conferences have to lose by cancelling their seasons.
- The effect that the lack of a college football season could have on the high school level.
- The difficulties Ohio high school sports still face in attempting to get back on the field.
- The likelihood of a spring football season and the potential ramifications that one could have on the 2021 college football season and the 2021 NFL Draft.
You can watch the entirety of Nick and Ben's conversation in the YouTube player below.