3. The Big 12 took center stage
It was a tense Tuesday afternoon.
The Big Ten announced its postponement, the Pac-12 did its thing, and the ACC and SEC both put out statements within moments of each other stating their intentions to go forward with a season.
It seemed like a lobbying attempt to push the Big 12 to stay in the game.
Had the Big 12 decided it was a no-go, that was almost certainly going to be it. The ACC and SEC might not have folded right after, but it would’ve been a tough sell to keep trying to play if the other to conferences chose not to.
It was reportedly a battle, with some Big 12 schools pushing back hard while Texas was all in to get the season started.
A few statements came out that the league was going to move forward, a schedule was going to be released on Wednesday, and the season was still alive.
What really happened was the Big 12 bought time. It announced it was moving the start of the season until late September, and it would spend the next few weeks deciding what to do next.