This story has been updated to reflect new reporting on the matter.
The Big Ten reportedly voted to cancel its football schedule for 2020, with a possible eye towards playing in the spring, the Detroit Free Press reported Monday.
The vote reportedly to cancel the season was 12-2, with Nebraska and Iowa being the only schools to vote to play football in the fall.
Pete Thamel of Yahoo! Sports then reported later in the day that a Big Ten spokesperson denied the existence of a vote in a text.
Just got a text from a Big Ten spokesman. "No vote has been held by our presidents and chancellors." Hence, the Big Ten watch continues.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) August 10, 2020
The decision would have led the Big Ten to be one of the first in the Power 5 to cancel the season in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. While there was rampant speculation, the Detroit Free Press report was the first concrete report of a conference shutting down football for the year.
With that said, the wait continues for the country to see what the conferences will do.