That means FAU's September 3 season opener at Minnesota and Miami's September 26 non-conference game at Michigan State won't be played as scheduled. But changes to the schedule could be made.
Six of the Cougars' opponents come from Power 5 schools.
If the ACC does move to a conference-only schedule, it would have a significant impact on a number of SEC East teams, as Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Kentucky all play ACC teams in the final week of the regular season and all those are rivalry games.
We remain optimistic about our ability to play sports this fall and in the 2020-21 academic year.
The plan includes football, volleyball, cross country, field hockey, and soccer. "While there are still many details left to be worked out, we are eager to safely cheer on our Husker student-athletes".
Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk was asked about the possible rationale for a conference-only schedule.
The Big Ten announced its decision Thursday after media reports said the conference was moving toward conference-only play for the fall sports seasons. "You might be able to control things more that way, or feel like you can, anyway versus the unknown of people coming from outside our 11 states".
In addition, the Conference announced that summer athletic activities will continue to be voluntary in all sports now permitted to engage in such activities.
In its own statement, the Big Ten said that it's also leaving the option of not playing this fall on the table as an option if health conditions don't allow for it.
IN athletic director Scott Dolson said he and his Big Ten colleagues "know that there remain many questions that still need to be answered, and we will work toward finding those answers in the coming weeks".