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Big Ten and Pac-12 bow out of college football in 2020

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Following in the footsteps of the Mid-American Conference, two of the “Power Five” NCAA football conferences have also said they will not have fall sports in 2020 due to the coronavirus, including college football. The Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences announced, as previously reported by Dan Patrick, that they will be postponing their seasons.

This is a large domino to fall and a significant step in the direction of no college football at all in 2020. The SEC, Big 12, and ACC are all in some variant stages of moving forward with their sports, including college football, for now. The Big 12 held a meeting on Tuesday that ended with the intention still being to hold a 2020 season, while the ACC and SEC are yet to announce how they plan to handle this fall.

Things changed quickly with the Big Ten as recently as a week ago saying it was still moving forward with a season including COVID-19 safety adjustments. All eyes are on the remaining Power Five conferences to see if similar changes of heart appear in the coming weeks.