Will the Penn State 2020 football season be over before it begins? A report by Dan Patrick proclaims that Big Ten presidents and chancellors have already voted to shitcan the conference’s season. ??? 365
According to Penn Live, the only thing that might be holding back the official announcement by the Big Ten is the desire to make a simultaneous announcement with another major conference, most likely the Pac-12. They’re not awake out there yet.
Reports say that the vote was 12-2 against playing football, with only Iowa and Nebraska dissenting. ???? ?????
And so we wait. We won’t have to wait too long to know for sure.
Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: what might have been. ?????? ??
Tom Wilson says
Interesting. I assume all scholarships will be honored but what if a player wants to enter the transfer portal to a conference that is still playing, if any? Do all Juniors automatically become eligible for the draft and sophomores can declare at the end of the academic year?
The Nittany Turkey says
I’m now seeing some reports that say there was no vote by the Big Ten, so hang on. I have a feeling that where there’s smoke, there’s fire, but they might want to spin it for a while before they craft a release.
If they’re buying time to join hands with the other conferences while putting together the official statement, they’re undoubtedly considering the player eligibility ramifications you brought up. After all, those who presumably voted were presidents and chancellors, not the athletic departments.
I wonder whether any of this will change the options presented to the season ticket subscribers. Time will tell.