Last Monday C-USA reported that they are planning to go ahead with the fall sports in this season amid COVID-19. For the same cause on last Wednesday night Conference USA president, Athletes & Directors met to discuss the status of fall sport 2020.
The meeting happened after the cancellation of Big Ten and Pac-12 fall sport 2020. With this Conference USA’s Old Dominion, UConn and UMass have also canceled their this year season. As per the updates and calculations, it seems that only 77 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Programme is planning to play football in the 2020 fall season.
Despite the increasing rate of Covid-19, the Conference USA announced last week that the board of directors created a plan to move forward with the intercollegiate fall sports this year which includes football as well.
Conference USA’s current plan includes each member of the school. They would like to go with 8 conference games that will be played as scheduled previously and with exception to Old Dominion. Schools can play 4 non-conference games to maintain 12 game schedules which will turn out to be a full season.
From the sources, it is confirmed that Old Dominion will be absent from this league season and Conference USA is pushing to start matches from 26th September. The decisions may get alter with other sports if the football league is going to move forward.
Conference USA has to progress with the fall season idea very cautiously if the University of Texas at El Paso decides to play non-conference games. Right now fall camp in UTEP is yet to begin as 4 students tested positive for Covid-19 last week. UTEP is re-testing all Student-Athletes on Thursday and they will not start with any field practice until and unless a proper result come. Louisiana Tech has also stopped its football practices where they came to know about 5 players tested positive for Covid-19. UNT has 1 positive case and the result of other athletes also came last weekend. For UNT football, soccer, basketball teams are already in the field for practice under support stuff. How quickly UNT will proceed with its practice which expedites the process obvious that the timing seems to be a bit off to decide about the fall season for all their matches due to the worldwide outbreak of Coronavirus, but the show must go on…of League officially is now concerned for C-USA.
It is quite It seems that as there are multiple meetings happening for this fall season to take place, the organizing committee is all set to do it in any condition they face. For this they have to be very cautious and ready for any medical condition arise due to pandemic in the students, isolation wards and safety gear should be kept ready with all sets to protective instructions to be followed by all participants of these games.
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