Elevated level conference meetings are being gotten ready for this week over the college football scene with the normal goal of delaying fall sports until 2021, different sources have told Sports Illustrated.
“It’s gotten to a critical stage,” one gathering magistrate told Sports Illustrated Sunday, after a telephone call between the tops of the Power 5 meetings. “I think all of us will be meeting with our boards in the coming days. We have work to do that is no fun.”
Dominoes began falling vigorously Saturday when the Mid-American Conference deferred fall sports. The Big Ten followed with a declaration that it was delaying its booked movement to full-cushions football rehearses. A very much positioned source revealed to SI Saturday, “I think by the end of the week the fall sports will be postponed in all conferences.”
Indeed, even that schedule may be quickened. Sources told SI on Sunday that the Big Ten is pushing toward a choice to drop the 2020 fall season, while drawing in other Power 5 meetings on a uniform choice to be reported in the not so distant future.
Gathering of 5 class delegates at the same time were presenting to adjust their own courses of events, a source said.
Both the Pac-12 and Big 12 have calls with alliance presidents on Tuesday night that may introduce the primary planned open door for Power 5 classes to officially decide on delay. Be that as it may, different calls could be booked before.
A Big Ten presidents call to talk about the season was made arrangements for Sunday night, SI affirmed. Meeting USA had a call recently booked for Wednesday, yet that might be climbed, sources said. Sun Belt presidents have a routinely booked Tuesday early daytime meeting, as do AAC athletic chiefs.
The push toward stopping the season comes as a jolting turn around after alliances burned through a large portion of the most recent week settling football plan models and additionally delivering plans. Any energy toward playing those games was unexpectedly stopped by the MAC’s choice to defer, refering to wellbeing and security worries for games in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. That set a trend that the other nine Football Bowl Subdivision meetings were constrained to follow — and rapidly.
“In the next 72 hours college football is going to come to a complete stop,” one industry source said.