Well, here we go. According to reports, presidents of the Power Five conferences are planning meetings for the coming week and the expectation is that fall sports, including football, will be postponed until 2021.
Via Pat Forde and Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated:
High-level conference meetings are being planned for this week across the college football landscape with the expected resolution of postponing fall sports until 2021, multiple sources have told Sports Illustrated.
“It’s gotten to a critical stage,” one conference commissioner told Sports Illustrated Sunday, after a conference call with colleagues. “I think all of us will be meeting with our boards in the coming days. We have work to do that is no fun.”
Dominoes started falling in earnest Saturday when the Mid-American Conference postponed fall sports. The Big Ten followed with an announcement that it was pausing its scheduled progression to full-pads football practices. A well-placed source told SI Saturday, “I think by the end of the week the fall sports will be postponed in all conferences.”
Even that timetable might be accelerated. Sources told SI on Sunday that the Big Ten is moving toward a decision to cancel the 2020 fall season, while engaging other Power 5 conferences on a uniform decision to be announced later this week. Group of 5 league representatives simultaneously were conferring to align their own timelines, a source said.