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As Big 12 Remains Silent, Big Ten And Pac 12 Are Reportedly Canceling Their Football Seasons

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) — When asked about the upcoming college football season Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby told CBS Sports on Sunday night, "It's an ongoing conversation we've been having for weeks. We talk almost every day. I'm not aware decisions have been made." But the conversation appears to be over in two of the Power 5 Conferences.

During the Dan Patrick Show Monday the host said his sources confirmed that the Big Ten and Pac 12 will cancel their football seasons on Tuesday.

Leaders from the Power 5 had discussed postponing the football season and other fall sports over the weekend.

The discussion took place in the same weekend the U.S. crossed 5 million cases of the novel coronavirus virus. At least 5,044,864 people have tested positive and 162,938 have died as of Monday morning, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University.

The Power Five conferences consist of the Big 12 Conference, the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big Ten Conference, the Pac-12 Conference, and the Southeastern Conference.

Hours after the news from the Big Ten and Pac 12, President Trump tweeted that "student athletes have been working too hard for their season to be cancelled.

On Saturday, the Mid-American Conference announced that it was postponing its fall sports schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic. The MAC is the first conference from NCAA's top tier Division I Football Bowl Subdivision to postpone its football season.

Aside from football, the other fall collegiate sports include men's and women's soccer, field hockey, and women's volleyball.

(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The CNN Wire™ & © 2020 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company contributed to this report.)

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