A quick roundup of where the Big Ten’s peers stand on the subject of non-conference play:
- The SEC is planning a face-to-face meeting between Sankey and the 14 ADs next Monday. While the original plan may have been to take the temperature in the room on a general course of action, it’s not much of a stretch to expect those plans have changed.
- According to Dan Wetzel, the Pac-12 and ACC will reportedly soon follow the Big Ten’s course of action.
- “In fact, Bowlsby was a bit perturbed that the Big Ten announced it will move to a conference-only schedule in 2020 if it plays college football at all this season. The league made that decision after the FBS commissioners met by phone Thursday morning.”
- Will nobody think of Notre Dame? “The most likely and expected scenario there would be for Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick and ACC commissioner John Swofford to extend their partnership and have the Irish fill the rest of their schedule with ACC games. Notre Dame is set to play six ACC opponents already.”