The Ivy League might be the primary school sports activities convention to make a radical change to its fall sports activities calendar because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the current COVID-19 spikes in components of the U.S.
The convention is considering two plans for the faculty football season at the very least, TMG Sports reported Wednesday. The plan reportedly consists of both holding a seven-game season involving conference-only opponents starting in late September or probably beginning the season in late March with the identical concept of enjoying solely seven video games.
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The Ivy League was the primary to cancel its postseason males’s and ladies’s basketball tournaments after which moved to cancel all the spring sports activities season.
“I just can’t imagine the Ivy League playing sports in the fall,” a supply advised the New York Post. “They have already proven when they canceled the conference basketball tournament that they do not mind being the first ones to make a move.”
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The Ivy League stated it can announce its formal plan subsequent week, which might contain all of its members’ fall sports activities, together with males’s and ladies’s cross nation football, discipline hockey, soccer, and volleyball.
“With return to campus protocols still being developed and introduced by Ivy League institutions, the Council of Ivy League Presidents intends to announce a final decision regarding the status of intercollegiate athletic activity for the Fall Term 2020 on July 8,” the Ivy League stated in an announcement.
“That decision will be communicated first to Ivy League directors of athletics, coaches, and student-athletes, followed by the wider Ivy League campus community, media, alumni, and the public.”
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The Ivy League performs in the Football Championship Subdivision and doesn’t contend for a School Football Playoff spot.