OKLAHOMA CITY- The 2020 college football season will look like nothing we have ever seen before.
With the season looming, the Big Ten Conference appeared to be the first conference to move forward with a scheduling change.
“The Big Ten Conference announced today that if the Conference is able to participate in fall sports (men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, football, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball) based on medical advice, it will move to Conference-only schedules in those sports,” the conference said in a release.
Details about the new schedules and what the conference only season will look like for the Big Ten will be released in the coming weeks, per the same release.
Uncertainty around the college football season has caused many to look at alternative plans to permit football to play in the fall. The Big Ten hopes a regional setup for games will allow athletics to continue amid the pandemic.
Other conferences are expected to follow the Big 10’s lead, with the Pac 12 and ACC reportedly considering a conference-only schedule as well.
Bob Bowlsby, commissioner of the Big 12 conference, told reporters a decision on if the Big 12 will shift to a conference-only schedule is imminent.
Conferences will have to determine their plans quickly, as the college football season is currently scheduled to kick off in eight weeks for most of the country.