Report: Big Ten to cancel season Tuesday

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FILE – In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo, the Big Ten logo is displayed on the field before an NCAA college football game between Iowa and Miami of Ohio in Iowa City, Iowa. The Big Ten released its 10-game conference-only football schedule beginning as early as Labor Day weekend but cautioned there is no certainty games will be played. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

(WOODTV) — The Big Ten and Pacific-12 are expected to cancel their football seasons Tuesday, sports radio host Dan Patrick says.

Quoting a source he did not name, Patrick reported Monday that “it’s done.”

Of the rest of the Power Five, Patrick said that the Atlantic Coast Conference and Big 12 were “on the fence.” He said the Southeastern Conference was “trying to get a delay to have teams join them,” looking at TV contracts.

The decision was not unexpected as the Mid-American Conference called its season off Saturday and the NCAA Division II and III presidents councils canceled championship last week.

But college football players still want to play despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Associated Press reports. Many have called for strict safety measures, the ability to opt out and guaranteed eligibility. There has also been talk of creating a union to negotiate with the conferences.

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