Big Ten votes to move forward with a fall football season

Big Ten votes to move forward with a fall football season
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. Big Ten presidents voted 11-3 to postpone the football season until spring, bringing some clarity to a key question raised in a lawsuit brought by a group of Nebraska football players. The vote breakdown was revealed Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in the Big Ten's court filing in response to the lawsuit. (Source: AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall/AP)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Big Ten football is back on track to play this fall amid the pandemic, the conference voted on Wednesday.

According to the Big Ten Conference, play would resume the weekend of Oct. 23.

The top two teams from each division would then battle it out for the Big Ten Championship.

Whether fans will be allowed in the stands or not is unknown at this time.

The Big Ten postponed the fall sports season due to the pandemic was announced a month ago on Aug. 11.

The PAC 12 followed in the Big Ten’s footsteps soon after.

According to ESPN, the league’s council of chancellors and presidents voted to postpone the season 11-3 back in Aug., with Ohio State, Nebraska, and Iowa being the three electing to proceed with the season.

With some college football teams already kicking off their seasons this past weekend, Ohio State Head Football Coach Ryan Day and his players are asked the Big Ten on Thursday, “why can’t they play?”

The statement Coach Day posted on his Twitter page last week called out the Big Ten’s lack of communication, saying the stream of information given out since the decision to postpone the season has been “disappointing and often unclear.”

Coach Day’s statement came just days before the ACC’s season officially started on Saturday, and he didn’t fail to point out that four of those teams played each other last weekend.

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