Ohio State Not Expected to Vote to Cancel Big Ten Football Season

By Kevin Harrish on August 10, 2020 at 6:20 pm
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Ohio State is not expected to vote in favor of canceling the Big Ten's fall football season.

Though a vote regarding the fate of the season is not expected to come tonight, incoming Ohio State president President Kristina M. Johnson would reportedly vote against canceling the season, according to cleveland.com's Nathan Baird.

Ryan Day later confirmed Ohio State's stance in an interview with ABC6's Clay Hall.

This news follows an earlier report that Ohio State was among the 12 Big Ten programs voting to cancel the fall season with hopes of moving the season to the spring.

Though Ohio State will not vote in favor of cancellation, Johnson may vote in favor of postponing the start of the season from the first week of September, according to Cleveland.com.

A postponement would align with the stance Ohio State head coach Ryan Day took during his appearance on ESPN's College Football Live.

"We cannot cancel the season right now, we have to at the very least postpone it and allow us a little bit of time to keep reevaluating everything that’s going on," Day said. "If we need to take a deep breath, let’s take a deep breath. But let’s do everything we can. We owe it to these kids to exhaust every single option we possibly can, then we go from there. But doing that right now, to me right now, would be abrupt."

One way or another, a vote among university leadership regarding the fate of the season is not expected to take place on Monday. A source told Eleven Warriors that the Big Ten presidents and chancellors were not expected to meet on Monday, though Bill Landis of The Athletic reported that Big Ten athletic directors were expected to meet.

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