The Big Ten Conference Postpones Fall Sports

By NoontimeSports.com 

After much speculation, the Big Ten Conference has announced its upcoming fall sports season, including football, has been postponed. 

Today’s announcement also means there will be no regular season or conference championships and tournaments. 

UMass Cancels Its 2020 Football Season

By Matt Noonan

The University of Massachusetts joined a growing list of FBS teams that will not play football this season. 

As noted in a statement from Ryan Bamford, who is the school’s athletic director, “After consulting with the university, state, and public health officials, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 UMass football season.”  

Decisions On The 2020 College Football Could Come This Week

By Matt Noonan 

The debate about if and how college football could be played during a pandemic may be answered this week, especially after a flurry of activity this past weekend between Power 5 conferences convening remotely, per reports, to the Mid-American Athletic Conference (MAC) becoming the first F.B.S. league to cancel its 2020 season. 

Last night – Sunday, August 9, to be exact – we learned the Big Ten conference, which met twice this weekend, is leaning toward canceling its football season. And if football is canceled, it is likely both the presidents and chancellors of each institution would pull the plug on other fall sports, too. 

No Decision Has Been Made On NCAA Fall Championships

By NoontimeSports.com 

Friday’s highly anticipated meeting between the NCAA Board of Governors ended without a bang. 

As of now – today, Saturday, July 25, 2020, to be exact – it appears as if the fall sports championships are still going to happen, but perhaps that decision could change in a few weeks when the board reconvenes for its next meeting on Tuesday, August 4. The NCAA – as many remember – did cancel winter and spring championships in March when states began implementing stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. 

It’s Time To Pull The Plug On College Football, Fall Sports

By Matt Noonan 

It’s time to pull the plug on the upcoming college football season. It is also time to call off any and all fall sports, including field hockey, soccer, and volleyball contests. 

Canceling sporting events is no easy task. These are hard decisions, but we have to respect the conferences and schools that have already elected to forgo the upcoming fall sports season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic so they can keep not just their student-athletes safe and healthy, but also their coaches, fans, and team representatives.