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Big Ten members are confident the presidents and chancellors will approve a plan to play football in 2020 – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Big Ten announced in August football and other fall sports would be moved to the second semester.

MADISON – For the first time since the Big Ten shut down all fall sports on Aug. 11, sources familiar with the decision have transitioned from hopeful to confident the league’s football teams will play in 2020.

Those sources told the Journal Sentinel they expect the Big Ten’s Council of Presidents and Chancellors will vote to start the season, with the target date Oct. 17.

The Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted, 11-3, last month to shut down all Big Ten fall sports because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

Ohio State, Nebraska and Iowa were the three schools that voted to play.

Nine votes will be needed to reverse the original decision, and Wisconsin is expected to vote yes this time.

Sources reiterated that reliable, rapid testing has played a critical role and helped turn the tide in the favor of trying to play this year. 

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