After a lengthy meeting Tuesday evening, the Big 12 has decided to push on with the 2020 fall season.
Source: The Big 12 Presidents are wrapping up their call. The league is going to continue to pursue playing this season. A schedule, which was already prepared, will be released in the near future. This confirms what our @rivals friends at @SoonerScoop reported.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) August 12, 2020
This news comes on the heels of the Big Ten and Pac 12 canceling their fall athletics seasons — the Pac 12 went one step further and said there will be no athletic events for the remainder of 2020 — while the ACC and SEC attempted to salvage theirs. Rumors swirled that the Big 12 was the swing vote, and assuming they voted to play, the other two Power Five conference teams would follow suit.
And now, we find out what that looks like.
While the voting split has yet to be revealed, TCU seemed to have fallen on the pro side of the coin, when Jeremiah Donati tweeted:
His tweet was in support of the many Horned Frog athletes across multiple sports, including players from football, basketball, volleyball, and soccer. Coaches also got in the act from many programs, tweeting #wewanttoplay throughout the last several days.
According to Drew Davison of the Star Telegram, Athletic Directors from across the Big 12 are continuing to meet this evening. There is a possibility of an updated schedule being released as early as tonight.
Obviously, a lot of things are still to be determined, and things have been changing day-to-day. But, at the moment, it appears three of the five major conferences will be going forward with college football this fall, and attempting a ten game schedule in the process.
How that will impact the postseason is a question that will be answered at a later date as well.
This is a continuing story and will be updated as more information is released.