Will college football happen in 2020? How each conference is approaching the upcoming fall season

Will college football happen in 2020? How each conference is approaching the upcoming fall season


With the nation continuing to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the state of the college football season stays unpredictable, and a basic fall schedule appears not likely as August methods. Each conference has actually assembled a prepare for the upcoming season, however as the news modifications, so will the college football landscape.

Here are the most recent updates from the college football world.

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Football Bowl Subdivision

American Athletic Conference

AAC will need screening prior to video games: The AAC revealed that it will need coronavirus screening for groups a minimum of 72 hours prior to football video games. The procedure will remain in location throughout the routine season and bowl season.

Games canceled: Cincinnati at Nebraska; Norfolk State at East Carolina; Houston at Washington State; Memphis at Purdue; Bethune-Cookman at South Florida; Rutgers at Temple; Tulane at Northwestern; Florida A&M at UCF.

Games held off: Notre Dame at Navy (in Ireland); Lafayette at Navy.

ACC

Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games up in the air: The status of the 3 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games, each of which includes an ACC group, stays unpredictable as the ACC, Big 12 and SEC continue to weigh the choices relating to the upcomingseason Florida State, North Carolina and Virginia are all slated to play over the very first 2 weeks of the season in Atlanta at the annual Kickoff occasion.

ACC to reveal football choice in late July: Along with the Big 12, the ACC revealed that it will decide on the football season in “late July.” The statement began the heels of the Big Ten revealing a conference-only schedule in 2020.

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Games canceled: Purdue at Boston College; Holy Cross at Boston College; Elon at Duke; Miami at Michigan State; Syracuse at Rutgers, Colgate at Syracuse; Penn State at Virginia Tech.

Games held off: Delaware at North Carolina State; James Madison at North Carolina; Richmond at Pittsburgh; Villanova at Wake Forest.

Big 12

Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games up in the air: The status of the 3 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games, among which includes West Virginia, stays unpredictable as the ACC, Big 12 and SEC continue to weigh the choices relating to the upcoming season.

Big 12 to reveal football choice in late July: Along with the ACC, the Big 12 revealed that it will decide on the football season in “late July.” The statement began the heels of the Big Ten revealing a conference-only schedule in 2020.

Games canceled: Iowa State at Iowa; Oregon State at Oklahoma State; TCU at California; Texas Tech at Arizona; Maryland at West Virginia.

Games held off: New Hampshire at Kansas; Prairie View A&M at TCU; Alcorn State at Texas Tech.

Some conferences stay favorable that some fans will be allowed the stands this fall. William Purnell/Icon Sportswire

Big Ten

Big Ten cancels nonconference: Big Ten directors and presidents revealed that the conference will transfer to a “conference-only” design for all fall sports, consisting of football

Games canceled: Illinois State at Illinois; UConn at Illinois; Bowling Green State at Illinois; Western Kentucky at Indiana; Ball State at Indiana; Indiana at UConn; UNI at Iowa; Iowa State at Iowa; Northern Illinois at Iowa; Towson at Maryland; Northern Illinois at Maryland; Maryland at West Virginia; Michigan at Washington; Ball State at Michigan; Arkansas State at Michigan; Michigan State at BYU; Toledo at Michigan State; Miami at Michigan State; FAU at Minnesota; Tennessee Tech at Minnesota; Minnesota at BYU; Central Michigan at Nebraska; South Dakota State at Nebraska; Cincinnati at Nebraska; Bowling Green State at Ohio State; Ohio State at Oregon; Buffalo at Ohio State; Kent State at Penn State; Penn State at Virginia Tech; San Jose State at Penn State; Memphis at Purdue; Air Force at Purdue; Purdue at Boston College; Monmouth at Rutgers; Syracuse at Rutgers; Rutgers at Temple; Southern Illinois at Wisconsin; Appalachian State at Wisconsin; Notre Dame at Wisconsin.

Conference USA

Games canceled: Norfolk State at Charlotte; FAU at Minnesota; Western Kentucky at Indiana.

Games held off: Stony Brook at Florida Atlantic; Prairie View at Louisiana Tech; Hampton at Old Dominion; Jacksonville State at Southern Mississippi; Alabama A&M at UAB; Grambling at UTSA

Independents

Games canceled: Bucknell at Army; Princeton at Army; BYU at Utah; Michigan State at BYU; BYU at Arizona State; BYU at Minnesota; BYU at Stanford; North Carolina A&T at Liberty; New Mexico State at UCLA; Notre Dame at Wisconsin; Stanford at Notre Dame; Notre Dame at USC; UConn at Illinois; Indiana at UConn.

Games held off: Texas Southern at New Mexico State; Notre Dame at Navy (in Ireland); Maine at UConn; Albany at UMass.

MAC

Games canceled: Ball State at Michigan; Ball State at Indiana; Bowling Green State at Ohio State; Bowling Green State at Indiana; Buffalo at Ohio State; Central Michigan at Nebraska; Central Michigan at Northwestern; Kent State at Penn State; Northern Illinois at Maryland; Northern Illinois at Iowa; North Carolina Central at Ohio; Toledo at Michigan State; Stony Brook at Western Michigan.

Games held off: Maine at Ball State; Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Miami (Ohio); Rhode Island at Northern Illinois.

Mountain West

Games canceled: Air Force at Purdue; Colorado at Colorado State; Colorado State at Oregon State; Fresno State at Colorado; Hawaii at Arizona; UCLA at Hawaii; Fordham at Hawaii; Hawaii at Oregon; New Mexico at USC; San Diego State at UCLA; San Jose State at Penn State; California at UNLV; Arizona State at UNLV; Washington State at Utah State; Utah State at Washington; Utah at Wyoming.

Pac-12

Pac-12 relocates to conference-only football this season: The Pac-12 followed in the Big Ten’s steps and revealed the upcoming 2020 football schedule will be conference-only. All of the nonconference video games have actually been canceled, consisting of Ohio State at Oregon and USC vs Alabama in Arlington, Texas.

Games canceled: Northern Arizona at Arizona State; Arizona State at UNLV; BYU at Arizona State; Hawaii at Arizona; Portland State at Arizona; Arizona at Texas Tech; California at UNLV; TCU at California; Cal Poly at California; Colorado at Colorado State; Fresno State at Colorado; Colorado at Texas A&M; North Dakota State at Oregon; Ohio State at Oregon; Hawaii at Oregon; Oregon State at Oklahoma State; Colorado State at Oregon State; Portland State at Oregon State; William and Mary at Stanford; Stanford at Notre Dame; BYU at Stanford; New Mexico State at UCLA; UCLA at Hawaii at UCLA; UCLA at San Diego State; USC vs Alabama (in Arlington, Texas); New Mexico at USC; Notre Dame at USC; BYU at Utah; Montana State at Utah; Utah at Wyoming; Michigan at Washington; Sacramento State at Washington; Utah State at Washington; Washington State at Utah State; Houston at Washington State; Idaho at Washington State.

SEC

SEC hold-ups football choice: SEC commissioner Greg Sankey stated “there will be more clearness” near completion of July with regard to a choice about the footballseason The conference will likely follow the ACC and Big 12 in revealing a choice by the end of the month.

Games canceled: Alabama vs USC (in Arlington, Texas); Colorado at Texas A&M.

Games held off: Alcorn State at Auburn; Alabama A&M at Mississippi State.

Fans will likely need to social range if audiences are enabled this fall. Andy Altenburger/Icon Sportswire

Sun Belt

Games canceled: Morgan State at Appalachian State; Appalachian State at Wisconsin; Howard at Arkansas State; Arkansas State at Michigan State; Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Troy.

Games held off: Grambling at South Alabama.

Football Championship Subdivision

Big Sky

Games canceled: Sacramento State at Washington; Montana State at Utah; Portland State at Arizona; Portland State at Oregon State; Idaho at Washington State; Cal Poly at California; Northern Arizona at Arizona State.

Big South

Games canceled: Monmouth at Rutgers; Fordham at Monmouth; Point University at Kennesaw State; Davidson at Campbell; Howard at Hampton; Presbyterian College at Johnson C. Smith.

Games held off: Monmouth at Albany; Monmouth at Maine; Monmouth at Hampton; Alabama State at Kennesaw State; Hampton at Kennesaw State; Charleston Southern at Hampton; Campbell at Elon; Campbell at Hampton; Virginia Union at Hampton; Old Dominion at Hampton; Fort Valley State at Hampton; Gardner-Webb at Hampton; Hampton at North Alabama; Charleston Southern at Hampton.

Colonial Athletic Association

Colonial Athletic Association cancels season: The CAA revealed that it is canceling the 2020 footballseason Groups in the conference will be enabled to pursue independent schedules.

Games canceled/postponed: All video games arranged have actually been canceled.

FCS Independents

Robert Morris reschedules: Hawaii filled a space in its schedule due to the continuous coronavirus with a Sept. 26 video game with Robert Morris. Robert Morris is an FCS Independent for the 2020 season as it prepares to sign up with the Big South in 2021.

Games canceled: Holy Cross at Merrimack.

Games held off: Merrimack at New Hampshire; Merrimack at James Madison.

Great West

Game canceled/postponed: TBD

Ivy League

Ivy League sets the pattern: The Ivy League revealed on July 8 that all fall sports, consisting of football, will not complete in2020 The choice by the conference at the start of the month was the very first significant choice about fall sports by any conference in the nation, with regard to the coronavirus pandemic.

Games canceled/postponed: All video games arranged have actually been canceled.

MEAC

MEAC suspends all fall sports: The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference suspended all fall sports for an indefinite duration on July16 The conference has actually not eliminated playing football in the spring.

Games canceled/postponed: All schedules held off forever. Possible spring season.

Missouri Valley

Games canceled: South Dakota State at Nebraska; North Carolina A&T at North Dakota State; North Dakota State at Oregon; Northern Iowa at Iowa; Illinois State at Illinois; Southern Illinois at Wisconsin;

North Dakota State’s journey to Oregon was among the most awaited nonconference matches in 2020, however the Pac-12 got rid of nonconference video games previously this month. AP Photo/Sam Hodde

Northeast Conference

Games canceled: Central Connecticut at Yale; Lafayette at Sacred Heart; Sacred Heart at Penn; St. Francis at Richmond; Lehigh at Sacred Heart; Bryant at Fordham, Bryant at Brown; Brookville at Delaware,

Games held off: Wagner at Central Connecticut; Sacred Heart at Stony Brook; Rhode Island at Bryant; Brookville at Lehigh.

Ohio Valley

Games canceled: Dayton at Southeast Missouri State; Tennessee Tech at Minnesota; North Carolina Central at Tennessee Tech; Southern at Tennessee State; Jackson State at Tennessee State; Clark Atlanta at Tennessee State.

Patriot League

Patriot League cancels fall sports: On July 13, the Patriot League revealed it was canceling all fall sports, consisting of football. The choice followed action with the Ivy League’s statement in early July.

Games canceled/postponed: All schedules canceled.

Pioneer Football League

Games canceled: Georgetown at San Diego; Dayton at Southeast Missouri State; Dayton at Georgetown; Hastings College at Drake; Davidson at Campbell; Barton College at Davidson; Middle Georgia State College at Davidson; Georgetown at Marist; Marist at Cornell; Marist at Dartmouth; Ave Maria at Stetson.

Southern Conference

Games canceled: South Carolina State at Wofford; Princeton at VMI; Elon at The Citadel.

Games held off: Chattanooga at James Madison.

Southland Conference

Games canceled: Mississippi Valley State at Nicholls; Mississippi Valley State at Sam Houston State; Stephen F. Austin at Alabama A&T; Northwestern State at Prairie View A&M; Houston Baptist at Texas Southern.

SWAC

SWAC prepare for spring football: The Southwestern Athletic Conference revealed on July 20 it was holding off the 2020 football season.

Games canceled: All video games are held off for2020 The conference is going for a season in the spring.

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