Home Sports Sources: MAC to vote Friday on football season

Sources: MAC to vote Friday on football season

Mid-American Conference presidents will meet Friday and vote on whether to have a fall football season, which likely would be six games, sources told ESPN.

The league’s presidents also met Tuesday but did not hold a vote then on the season, which likely would begin the weekend of Oct. 24. The MAC on Aug. 8 became the first FBS league to postpone the fall football season because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

Yahoo first reported Friday’s presidents meeting and vote.

The MAC is exploring daily rapid antigen testing, which has been adopted by the Pac-12, Big Ten and others around college football. Sources said the cost of rapid testing programs is the central issue for the league, which this spring eliminated conference championships in eight sports and restructured championships in other sports as part of long-term cost-cutting measures. The league also is prohibiting home football teams from staying in hotels the night before games and is trimming travel rosters for league games from 76 to 70.

All three FBS conferences not already scheduled to play fall football are voting this week on a possible fall season. The Mountain West presidents moved their meeting from Friday to Thursday, when they’re expected to vote on a fall season slated to start Oct. 24. The Pac-12 presidents are set to meet Friday and vote on a season that could begin as early as Oct. 31.

Source link


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Khabib: Only want St-Pierre bout after Gaethje

UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov said Tuesday that Georges St-Pierre is the only person he'd be motivated to fight after Saturday's bout against interim...

AOC Twitch Stream Rounds Up Top Streamers For Among Us Sus Fest

New York representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, AKA AOC, put out a blast earlier this week seeing if anyone was interested in an Among Us stream...

No, New York Isn’t Putting New Jersey on the Quarantine List

“New York is doing so much better than the other states,” Mr. Cuomo said on Tuesday, adding, “The norm in the country is going...

Heathrow Airport in London will offer a rapid coronavirus test to travelers.

While Britain struggles to get its national test-and-trace system running more efficiently, travelers will be able to get rapid coronavirus tests at an airport...