Reports: Fall sports could potentially be canceled in all conferences by the end of next week
News has been breaking at a rapid speed this Saturday, and none of it has been particularly good for the prospects of college football this fall.
The MAC canceled its fall seasons, and the Big Ten presidents are considering moving their season to the spring, too.
On Saturday afternoon, Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger and Pat Forde tweeted that all conferences could cancel fall sports by the end of next week, and that there’s momentum building toward that:
Per discussions in the past few minutes, several college athletic leaders from across the country are beginning to privately agree with this quote that Pat tweeted a couple hours ago.
It's a sweeping feeling. https://t.co/xnFmQQwGun
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) August 8, 2020
Nothing is final yet, of course, but this obviously is not a good trend. As COVID-19 cases continue to spread across the country, there is a movement toward serious concern about college players.
Will we see the seasons canceled or moved to the spring? The next few days will be crucial, it seems.