In what was one of the craziest, and most disappointing weeks in the history of the sport, two of the Power 5 conferences, the Big-10 and PAC-12, have made a decision to postpone football and attempt to play in the spring. The conference had previously announced Big Sky football would be postponed until the spring, but the possibility of non-conference play was still a possibility.
Stanford University recently announced it would eliminate 11 of the 36 varsity sports it offers, including fencing, rowing, volleyball and wrestling in the 2021-2022 school year. Despite the reaction, the conference moved forward.
Klatt says patience is key, with Meyer agreeing and praising the SEC for taking it a day at a time.
"We have been working with our programming teams and our advertising partners on scenario planning for potential changes to the conferences' planned play schedules", a Disney spokesperson told AdWeek on Tuesday.
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"We had some positive tests when our student-athletes first came back", Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne said.
"The Board continues to believe that the health and well-being of our student-athletes must guide all decisions" commented Board of Directors Chairman and TCU Chancellor Victor Boschini. As much as we all want our teams to compete, our top priority is the health and safety of our student-athletes and everyone in our programs.
The Mid-American Conference decision on Saturday to cancel football quickly turned into speculation that Power 5 conferences weren't far behind. Division I - which is comprised of 357 schools - held on, but as conference after conference canceled their fall seasons the tipping point came.
This most recent decision comes only a few hours after an ESPN report outlined how Florida State players are upset with their administration, citing that they had been lied to over promises for weekly testing. "We had a dramatic decrease since they've gotten under our umbrella and that's good".
A MI spokesman says student-athletes from those four sports, in addition to basketball, soccer, ice hockey, gymnastics, wrestling, swimming and diving, track and field women's tennis, rowing, baseball and softball, are on campus.