High-level conference meetings are scheduled for this week across the college football landscape with the expected solution to postpone fall sports until 2021, multiple sources said. Sports illustrated.
“It has come to an important stage,” said one conference commissioner Sports illustrated Sunday, after the conference call between the heads of the Power 5 conference. “I think we will all be meeting with our board in the coming days. We have work to do that is not fun at all.
Dominoes began to falter on Saturday seriously as the Central America Conference postponed fall sports. The Big Ten followed suit with an announcement that they were halting their scheduled progress for comprehensive soccer practice. A good source said AND Saturday, “I think on the weekend, the fall sports will be postponed in all conferences.”;
Even that timetable can be accelerated. Sources said AND on Sunday that the Big Ten is moving towards its decision to cancel the fall of 2020, at the same time participating in other Power 5 conferences on a unified decision to be announced later this week. An Ohio State spokesman confirmed to The Athletic that the Big Ten presidents are scheduled to meet on Sunday night.
A source said, the 5-representative team of the tournament simultaneously discussed to arrange their own schedule.
Both the Pac-12 and Big 12 had calls with the federation presidents on Tuesday night, which could provide the first scheduled opportunity for Power 5 tournaments to formally vote on the postponement. But other calls may be scheduled sooner. There have been many media reports of the Big Ten presidents’ calls scheduled for Sunday night.
The move towards season pause comes as a nuisance after tournaments have spent the majority of their time last week perfecting models of soccer fixtures and / or releasing fixtures. Any motivation to play those games was abruptly halted by MAC’s decision to postpone, citing concerns about health and safety for sports amid the COVID-19 pandemic. That sets a precedent that the other nine Rugby District conferences are required to follow – and quickly.
“In the next 72 hours, college football will completely stop,” said an industry source.