Answered Carter: "Well, it never will, but it's a good move in the right direction".
The development is the latest in a long string of them that, over the last couple of weeks, has endlessly suggested that games would be played after all before the end of 2020, even if an original vote by the Big Ten's Council of Chancellors and Presidents was initially 11-3 in favor of postponing back on August 11, according to a court filing in a lawsuit that pits the conference against a handful of Nebraska players.
The Big Ten was the first Power Five conference to scrap fall football and the Pac-12 followed the same day.
"There were several main reasons for that", Blank said. "One was that we were uncertain that we could do the level of testing and contact tracing that we needed to keep athletes safe".
Asked by KLKN-TV after the meeting to clarify his comment about an imminent announcement, Carter said: "I think that was picked up a little out of context".
"When there is any news to share or confirm regarding any Big Ten board decision, it will be announced by the Big Ten", University of Nebraska spokeswoman Deb Fiddelke said. Secondly, there was this growing evidence about heart-related myocarditis and that evidence was uncertain and it wasn't clear what it means and we wanted to know more. There were a few other more minor reasons.
"Once we have answers to those issues, we will try to plan a delayed season", she said. "Decisions within the Big Ten are largely majority-based decisions but I'll be honest, we nearly always decide everything by consensus". The league's presidents and chancellors voted 11-3 to postpone, with only Nebraska, Ohio State and Iowa electing to proceed forward. But no vote was taken Sunday and there was no indication of a vote Monday.
Since, pushback has been swift, from players, parents, coaches, politicians, and even President Donald Trump to get on the field as the ACC, Big 12, and SEC are, among other conferences.
However, the Big Ten's presidents and chancellors have been revisiting that decision with a vote on the matter expected in the near future.
Big Ten presidents and chancellors reportedly met Sunday to discuss possibly reinstating the football season.
Sources told Yahoo Sports on Saturday that the league's steering committee of eight presidents and chancellors met and heard a presentation from the medical committee of the return to competition task force.
If the council has voted to play, the season could start as early as October 17.
Now we continue to play the waiting game. "This isn't going to be a school-by-school thing".