Could college football be played without fans in stands? Big 12 commissioner thinks it's possible
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby is just like the rest of us; he wants college football in 2020.
With the coronavirus outbreak all over the world, the NCAA canceled March Madness and all spring sports. The SEC specifically canceled all spring sports and put all organized practices on hold until April 15 at a minimum. SEC commissioner Greg Sankey isn’t ready to close the door on spring practice though.
“I’m not overly optimistic about the return of practice, we haven’t fully closed that opportunity, but practically that window is pretty narrow,” he added.
So much is up in the air in a sports-less America right now, and fans are already wondering about college football this fall. Obviously, it’s way too early to tell, but that hasn’t stopped people from discussing the subject.
On Thursday during a teleconference, Bowlsby said there’s a chance that fans won’t be in the stands for games this year.
Big 12 commish Bob Bowlsby said there is a chance football games could be played this fall w/out fans in stadium but “it’s hard to forecast those things”
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) March 26, 2020
This would certainly make sense in some ways. It limits exposure for fans, but again, it depends on if the COVID-19 pandemic has been contained.