However, if they act quickly, Big Ten football could kick off with the week of October 17.
The Big Ten postponed its fall season August 11 because of concerns about playing through the coronavirus pandemic, with presidents and chancellors voting 11-3 in favor.
Sunday's presentation also broadened beyond the medical component to include more specifics about how and when the Big Ten could start the season, along with possible dates and the medical thresholds that each team must meet in order to return.
A comprehensive plan was presented to the top ten presidents on Sunday to host the football season, but a final decision is yet to be made.
A person with direct knowledge of the situation asked the Associated Press that the entire Committee of Presidents and Presidents asked for more than 2 1/2 hours from all subcommittees to return to the conference's rival paramilitary. Advertisement Sources told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that rapid testing has been an important factor leading the potential reconsideration.
If the presidents decide to vote this week, Big Ten bylaws require at least 60% of member institutions - at least nine of 14 - to approve major actions. Yet still, the university had to implement a student lockdown after it saw over 700 cases on campus in less than two weeks since the first day of class, according to NPR.
Myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart that has been linked to the coronavirus, has been found in Big Ten athletes and contributed to the postponement of fall sports. A group of Nebraska players have filed a lawsuit against the conference to overturn the decision not to play.
The conference is running out of time to start the season if it hopes for its teams to be considered for the College Football Playoff.
The Big Ten's medical subcommittee on Saturday made a formal presentation to the league's presidential steering committee, which features presidents/chancellors from eight schools. Those wouldn't be available for a season starting October 17.