Despite growing momentum to cancel the fall football season, the Big 12 reportedly is moving forward with their plans to play.
ESPN reporter Sam Khan Jr. reported on Wednesday morning that the Big 12's board of directors met for over an hour yesterday to discuss the fallout of decisions made to postpone the fall season from conferences like the Big Ten and Pac-12.
Following days of speculation the Big Ten would cancel fall sports, the conference officially pulled the plug Tuesday citing concerns of the myriad of complications that come along with playing a season during a pandemic.
The Big 12, however, is leading the charge in trying to set up safe way to play the fall season. ESPN reported there will be revised conference-only schedules coming out shortly after the season was again pushed back to Sept. 26. Stadium reported the Big 12 may have more news.
Big 12 will have a noon ET news conference where commissioner Bob Bowlsby will provide "an update on the 2020 fall sports season"
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 12, 2020
The decision also comes on the back of growing support from athletes to find a solution in making sure this season gets played. The face of college football, Trevor Lawrence, has repeatedly tweeted his stance that going forward with a season will actually be safer for the athletes.
Whether or not more Power 5 sides like the SEC and ACC follow suit remains to be seen, but it is widely speculated that these football-crazed conferences are determined to find a way.
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Report: Big 12 planning to play football this fall originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington