Report: Big Ten may revote Sunday; ACC needs 8 to play on
The Big Ten council of presidents and chancellors is scheduled to meet Sunday to reconsider the league’s postponed season, a move that could result in a revote, ESPN reported Saturday.
Separately, ESPN also reported Saturday that the ACC would consider shutting down its football season if it didn’t have at least eight teams to compete.
The Big Ten has been under fire from all fronts after deciding to postpone football — and all fall sports — on Aug. 11, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The conference’s council voted 11-3 to postpone; six presidents would need to change their vote to alter the outcome, per the report.
The league’s medical subcommittee met Saturday with eight presidents and chancellors, prompting Sunday’s meeting of the full council, according to the report.
The medical subcommittee will present the council with four rapid response tests for COVID-19 that would allow every team in the Big Ten to test daily, per the report.
If the council votes for a return to action, the earliest the Big Ten could return to action would be mid-to-late October, per the report.
Meanwhile the ACC, beset with two postponements due to coronavirus cases at North Carolina State and Virginia Tech, reportedly has set a threshold in order to continue its season.
ESPN reported that the league needs at least eight schools to compete moving forward in order to continue the season. Further, if the SEC or Big 12 were to halt their season, the ACC would then consider postponing its season, ESPN reported.
–Field Level Media