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Big Ten Reportedly Votes To Shutdown Football Season in 2020, Big Ten Spokesperson Denies Report

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Denial comes after report indicated formal announcement Tuesday

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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.

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.