Report: American Athletic Conference has reached decision on 2020 football season
Here’s what we know about the Group of 5 conferences and whether or not they’ll play football this fall:
- MAC — definitely out
- Mountain West — definitely out
- Conference USA — reportedly in
- Sun Belt — reportedly in
Now, the American Athletic Conference — the 1 remaining Group of 5 conference — has reportedly made its decision.
Per Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger, the AAC will continue its preparations for a fall season in anticipation of playing this year:
The AAC is continuing to move forward with a 2020 fall season after athletic directors met tonight to discuss potential scenarios, sources tell @SINow.
Presidents meet tomorrow, where there is not expected to be a vote, barring significant movement from the Power 5 level.
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) August 11, 2020
As mentioned before in other stories, this is still a very fluid situation and things can change in an instant.
But, for now, it appears as though 3 Group of 5 conferences are moving forward with plans for the season, which is an encouraging sign.