Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren Prefers Moving Season to Spring, Per Report

By Kevin Harrish on August 8, 2020 at 2:46 pm
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As the fate of the college football continues to be debated, one strong voice is reportedly in favor of postponing the season – Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren.

Warren, the conference's first-year commissioner, is in favor of moving the college football season to the spring, though no decision has been made, unnamed sources told the Detroit Free Press.

The news comes after the Big Ten announced on Saturday morning that it will not allow its football teams to move forward to padded, full-contact practices until further notice.

The Big Ten presidents met with the commissioner on a regularly-scheduled conference call on Saturday morning in which they discussed the fate of the college football season. Yahoo! Sports' Pete Thamel reported that “all options are on the table” and that “there's some presidential momentum for canceling the fall football season.”

However, a Big Ten spokesperson told, that no vote on the 2020 college football season is planned for Saturday's meeting. The Columbus Dispatch reported that Ohio State, whose new president Kristina Johnson will not start her tenure until later this month, was not participating in the meeting.

In the Big Ten's statement pausing the progression to full-contact practices, the conference said it will “continue to evaluate daily, while relying on our medical experts, to make the best decisions possible for the health, safety and wellness of our student-athletes.”

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