College football is on….
The Pac 10 and Pac 12 declared they would NOT play….
But with NFL Pro Football up and running and other college football on TV ?
Something HAD to give….
The big programs which generate ten’s of millions dollars in TV revenue looked at how the other programs were doing virus testing and their loss of revenue and figured they’d play after all…
There ARE gonna be infections for some players or staff…
But there HAS been HUGE pressure on the schools to play….
The Pac-12 will play a seven-game schedule, including a conference title game scheduled for Dec. 18. The conference also announced Thursday that its basketball season will start Nov. 25, with other winter sports commencing around dates consistent with the NCAA calendar.
The seven-game schedule could set up some heated debates about the potential worthiness of an undefeated Pac-12 team making it into the College Football Playoff, given that other major conferences are planning longer seasons….
Fans will not be allowed to attend games taking place on campuses. The Pac-12 did add that the decision on fans will be revisited in January and will be based upon health and safety considerations.
A month ago, four of the 10 conferences in the top-tier Football Bowl Subdivision did not plan to play football this fall. But now three of those leagues have reversed their decisions, with the Mountain West following the Pac-12 on Thursday. The Mid-American Conference is also considering playing this fall, and will reportedly vote on that Friday….
The Mountain West conference will also begin a late season after saying they wouldn’t play….