The Big 12 Conference presidents have voted to play a 10-game 2020 season that consists of nine league tilts and one non-conference game, it was announced Monday.
Sources tell me and @max_olson that the Big 12 approved a plan to play 9+1 schedule. Nine league games, one nonconference game.
— Nicole Auerbach 😷 (@NicoleAuerbach) August 4, 2020
Max Olson, also of The Athletic, added in a later tweet that the Big 12 non-conference game must be a home game.
“I would like to salute the work of our university presidents and chancellors, athletics directors, coaches, medical advisors and administrators who have worked tirelessly and collaboratively during these extraordinary times,” said Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. “We believe this change provides the best opportunity going forward. However, we will undoubtedly need to be flexible as we progress through the season in order to combat the challenges that lie ahead.”
Schedule information and a start date for the season are still pending, though the league stated an anticipated start date of mid-to-late-September. Also, the league listed possible dates of Dec. 12 and 19 for the Dr Pepper Big 12 Championship.
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