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Tracking rumors as college football figures out the fall season

College football is close to being canceled for the fall. We’re tracking all the news and rumors from each conference.

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The 2020 college football season is on the precipice of being postponed to the spring, if not canceled outright. The Mid-American Conference shut down its season over the weekend, and the University of Connecticut (Independent) and Old Dominion University (Conference USA) have both shut down football for the fall.

Rumors are flying about the power five conferences, and things are changing almost by the hour. There is an abundance of rumor and speculation and this week could see things finally get sorted out. The speculation has most conferences expected to cancel, or at least postpone their season, but university presidents and conference committees are still meeting to sort out the decisions.

We’ll be tracking news for each conference individually, but this article will serve as a clearing house for all the rumors and news around the fall 2020 FBS season.

August 11

8:33 p.m.: One league does look like it’s going forward, and that’s the Big 12 for now.

6:33 p.m.: Looks like we might not be done for the evening.

3:05 p.m.: The Big Ten announced it is postponing football and all other fall sports. The spring remains an option for resuming play, but the conference is considering all options.

2:59 p.m.: The Pac-12 should have a decision this afternoon.

August 10

6:31 p.m. Rice has decided to push back their season for now, and the Sun Belt is going to continue to try and play for now.

5:43 p.m. The Mountain West Conference will suspend play until 2021 at least.

5:19 p.m. American Conference prepares to move forward for now

1:52 p.m. Dozens of American Athletic Conference players publicly support #WeWantToPlay movement, which includes “players association” that can bargain like a union.

12:37 p.m.: Old Dominion cancels fall sports

11:42 a.m.: Big Ten to cancel season

9:10 a.m.: Dan Patrick hearing rumors about Big Ten, Pac-12, SEC, ACC, Big 12

August 8

MAC cancels fall football season

August 5

UConn suspends fall football