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College football schedule tracker: COVID-19 related news, updates

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4:59 pm, August 6, 2020

Mountain West announces "8+2" football schedule model

On Wednesday afternoon, the Mountain West Board of Directors announced its 2020 college football plans. Here's what you need to know:

  • Each member institution will play eight conference games and up to two more non-conference games.
  • Competition will begin no earlier than the week ending Sept. 26.
  • Three potential dates for the Mountain West Football Championship Game are Dec. 5, 12 or 19.

“An incredible amount of thought and discussion from multiple perspectives went into making this decision. The modified fall structure supports the measures being taken by each of our institutions to ensure responsible return to play," said Mountain West Board of Directors chair Dr. Mary Papazian in an official statement.

1:10 pm, August 6, 2020

ACC releases full 2020 week-by-week schedule

The ACC released their full week-by-week schedule for the 2020-2021 college football season, Thursday morning. Last week, the conference announced that each team will play 10 in-conference games and will allow for one out-of-conference game for the 2020-2021 season. They have also temporarily allowed Notre Dame to join the conference and eliminated the two-division system just for this season. 

Here are some highlights of the week-by-week schedule:

  • The first game is set for Thursday, Sept. 10 — if public health guidance allows — when Miami hosts UAB. That weekend is opening weekend for the conference as every team will play that Saturday except for Virginia as they host Virginia Military Institute (VMI) on Friday, Sept. 11. 
  • Each team has two open bye-weeks to allow for maximum schedule flexibility in case of COVID-19 outbreaks.
  • The ACC Championship is set for either Dec. 12 or 19 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. 
  • The 2020 CFP runner-up Clemson will visit Notre Dame on Nov. 7 in what could be an ACC Championship game preview. 
9:30 pm, August 5, 2020

Division I, II, III football updates from August 5

We've been tracking official sources to follow the latest in coronavirus-related college sports news. Here’s what happened on Wednesday, August 5.

8:47 pm, August 5, 2020

Division II cancels 2020 fall championships, including football

The NCAA Division II Presidents Council announced Wednesday that its seven 2020 fall championships are canceled. The NCAA Board of Governors directed each division to meet a set of requirements in order to compete this fall, which included a 50-percent threshold among its member institutions, and as of Wednesday, 11 of the 23 DII conferences had announced they won't compete in a traditional fall season.

"With the Board of Governors’ directives, the Division II Presidents Council determined that it was not feasible to hold fall championships as planned or to postpone them to the spring while prioritizing the health and well-being of student-athletes," according to the release.

8:07 pm, August 5, 2020

College Football Playoff selection show pushed back to Dec. 20

College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock announced on Wednesday that the CFP selection committee will release its final rankings on Dec. 20, rather than the originally scheduled date of Dec. 6. The committee made the change after conference championship games were scheduled for Dec. 12, Dec. 18 or Dec. 19.

"The committee's final meeting of the season will be December 18-19-20 in Grapevine, Texas," according to the news release. "The CFP will announce the full schedule of this fall's selection committee meetings at a later date."

The top four teams will compete in the Playoff Semifinals on Friday, Jan. 1, in the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl. The national championship game will be played Monday, Jan. 11, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.

6:41 pm, August 5, 2020

Aug. 21 deadline set for determining DI fall championships

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors met Wednesday and set Friday, Aug. 21 as the deadline for determining whether to hold DI fall championships.

The board recognizes that "changing data trend lines and other factors could require a different decision at a later date," according to the news release.

The DI Board of Governors directed the DI Council to provide recommendations for the DI fall championships. The Council meets the week of Aug. 10-14 and will discuss the requirements outlined by the NCAA Board of Governors.

6:12 pm, August 5, 2020

American Athletic Conference announces fall football schedule plans

On Wednesday afternoon, the American Athletic Conference announced its member schools will play eight conference games and up to four non-conference games this fall.

"Nonconference games may be played at the discretion of the individual schools, with the understanding that the opponents will strictly adhere to protocols and standards for testing, pregame, in-game and postgame operations set by The American's Medical Advisory Group," according to the news release.

The American Athletic Conference Championship Game will be played on Dec. 5, Dec. 12 or Dec. 19 at the home stadium of the conference's regular-season champion, due to the potential need to reschedule games during the season. A decision on the date for the conference championship will be made on Nov. 1 at the earliest.

6:06 pm, August 5, 2020

NCAA Division III fall championships are canceled, including football

On Wednesday, the NCAA Division III Presidents Council announced that championships in DIII fall sports have been canceled for the 2020-21 school year.

“Looking at the health and safety challenges we face this fall during this unprecedented time, we had to make this tough decision to cancel championships for fall sports this academic year in the best interest of our student-athlete and member institutions,” said Tori Murden McClure, chair of the Presidents Council and president at Spalding, in the news release. “Our Championships Committee reviewed the financial and logistical ramifications if Division III fall sports championships were conducted in the spring and found it was logistically untenable and financially prohibitive. Our Management Council reached the same conclusion. Moving forward, we will try to maximize the championships experience for our winter and spring sport student-athletes, who unfortunately were short-changed last academic year.”

3:38 pm, August 5, 2020

NCAA directs each division to determine if it can safely hold fall championships

The NCAA announced Wednesday, Aug. 5 that its Board of Governors determined each division will determine if it can meet specific health and safety requirements needed to hold fall championships. Each division must make a determination by Aug. 21.

You can read the full release here, but here are some of the highlights:

  • The NCAA outlined and clarified guidelines it would enforce and expect for any return-to-sport scenario to protect the student-athlete's interests.
  • All member schools must adhere to federal, state and local guidelines related to COVID-19.
  • If 50% or more of eligible teams in a particular sport in a division cancel their fall season, there will be no fall NCAA championship in that sport in that division.
  • NCAA championships may use reduced bracketing, a reduced number of competitors, predetermined sites and, where appropriate, single sites to limit exposure to COVID-19. 
  • If fall sports championships are postponed in any division, a decision to conduct that championship at a later date will be based upon the scientific data available at that time regarding COVID-19, along with other considerations.
  • The NCAA will establish a phone number and email to allow college athletes, parents or others to report alleged failures. The Association will notify school and conference administrators, who will be expected to take immediate action.
  • All student-athletes must be allowed to opt out of participation due to concerns about contracting COVID-19. If a college athlete chooses to opt out, that individual’s athletics scholarship commitment must be honored by the college or university.
  • Each division must determine no later than Aug. 14 the eligibility accommodations that must be made for student-athletes who opt out of participating this fall or for those whose seasons are canceled or cut short due to COVID-19.
  • Member schools, in conjunction with existing insurance standards, must cover COVID-19 related medical expenses for student-athletes to prevent out-of-pocket expenses for college athletes and their families.
12:57 pm, August 5, 2020

Big Ten announces conference-only football schedules

Big Ten football teams and their fans now know who they're scheduled to play this fall after the conference announced its teams would play a Big Ten-only schedule.

On the Big Ten Network Wednesday morning, the football schedules of all 14 teams in the conference were announced. Each school will play 10 games, starting Sept. 5, with two open weeks during the season. Regular-season games will conclude Nov. 21.

The Big Ten Championship Game is scheduled for Dec. 5 at Indianapolis' Lucas Oil Stadium, although the conference announced its championship game could be rescheduled as late as Dec. 19.

12:29 pm, August 5, 2020

UConn becomes first FBS program to cancel its football season

UConn announced Wednesday that its football program has canceled all competition for the 2020-21 season.

"We engaged and listened to the concerns of our football student-athletes and feel this is the best decision for their health, safety, and well-being," UConn football coach Randy Edsall said in the news release.  "Our team is united in this approach and we will use this time to further player development within the program and gear ourselves to the 2021 season."

1:20 am, August 5, 2020

NCAA fall season plans expected tomorrow

The NCAA Board of Governors met Tuesday afternoon to discuss how COVID-19 will affect the 2020-21 NCAA season. Tuesday evening, NCAA president Mark Emmert released the following statement, revealing that an update on fall season plans is expected to be released tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 5.

Here's what you may have missed elsewhere in coronavirus-related college sports news on Tuesday.

  • The first day of preseason football practice for SEC schools will be Aug. 17, according to a news release sent out Tuesday afternoon. From Aug. 7 to Aug. 16, SEC schools are allowed to have up to 14 hours per week of strength and conditioning, meetings and walkthroughs. From Aug. 17 until a school's first game, schools are allowed to have 25 practices with a max of 20 hours per week of practice.
  • On Monday night, the Big 12 announced it will play a "9+1" football schedule this fall, where each school will play nine conference games and one non-conference home game. The Big 12 schedule will be finalized in the next few weeks with conference games starting in mid to late-September. Each school's non-conference home game will be played before that. The Big 12 Championship game will be played Dec. 12 or Dec. 19.
  • Games involving Big 12 schools – Oklahoma-Army and Texas Tech-UTEP – were officially canceled on Tuesday.
  • Wednesday could also mark when the American Athletic Conference and Big Ten provide more details about their fall football schedules.
4:18 pm, August 4, 2020

Where are we at now? Division I, Division II, Division III football overview

We've been tracking official sources to follow the latest in coronavirus-related college sports news. But, in case you've missed anything, here's a complete rundown of what you need to know so far for the 2020-21 football season.

FBS

Every FBS conference plans on playing football this fall, however on Aug. 5, UConn became the first FBS program to cancel competition for the 2020-21 school year.

Here's what you need to know about modified schedules in FBS conferences.

FCS

Here's everything you need to know about FCS football schedules for this fall.

Division II

Ten Division II conferences are planning on playing a fall football season, including the GLIAC, GSC, RMAC and SAC proceeding with conference-only schedules. The GAC, Great Midwest, LSC, MIAA, Mountain East and NSIC also plan on playing football.

Division III

The American Rivers Conference is the only Division III conference playing football this fall. The schools in the conference will be playing conference-only schedules. The rest of the DIII conferences have canceled, suspended or postponed their fall football seasons.

6:39 pm, August 4, 2020

SEC announces preseason football practice schedule

The first day of preseason football practice for SEC schools will be Aug. 17, according to a news release sent out Tuesday afternoon. "The new SEC calendar provides student-athletes with more days off than required by the NCAA and fewer practices than permitted by current NCAA rules," the release states.

Here's what you need to know:

  • From Aug. 7 to Aug. 16, SEC schools are allowed to have up to 14 hours per week of strength and conditioning, meetings and walkthroughs.
  • From Aug. 17 until a school's first game, schools are allowed to have 25 practices with a max of 20 hours per week of practice.
  • "A five-day acclimatization period is required, with two days in helmets only, two days in shells and the fifth day in full pads," according to the release.
  • Student-athletes must have a minimum of two days off each week until the week before the first game.

 

2:57 pm, August 4, 2020

Sun Belt announces eight-game conference schedule with up to four non-conference games

On Tuesday morning, the Sun Belt announced its football season will begin over Labor Day weekend. "We believe this timetable will allow for the healthy integration of the entire campus community for each Sun Belt member," the news release stated. Here's what else you need to know:

  • The Sun Belt's conference schedule will include eight conference games.
  • Each school will have the opportunity to play up to four non-conference games, starting in Week 0.
  • The Sun Belt Championship Game is scheduled for Dec. 5 between the East Division and West Division champions.
  • The date of the conference championship game can be changed if necessary.
12:15 am, August 4, 2020

Here's what you need to know Tuesday morning

Good morning. We're tracking official sources to follow the latest in coronavirus-related college sports news. Here's what you need to know this morning, Tuesday, August 4:

  • On Monday night, the Big 12 announced it will play a "9+1" football schedule this fall, where each school will play nine conference games and one non-conference home game. The Big 12 schedule will be finalized in the next few weeks with conference games starting in mid to late-September. Each school's non-conference home game will be played before that. The Big 12 Championship game will be played Dec. 12 or Dec. 19.
  • The next major COVID-19-related college sports news could come Tuesday afternoon, when the NCAA Board of Governors meets. The group last met July 24 and, in an official statement from NCAA President Mark Emmert, said the NCAA would "continue to thoughtfully and aggressively monitor health conditions around the country." Emmert said, "it is clear that the format of our championships will have to change if they are to be conducted in a safe and fair manner ... We will continue our discussions in August.”

  • The Big Ten could announce the matchups of its conference-only football schedule as soon as Tuesday.

8:48 pm, August 3, 2020

NCAA Board of Governors to meet Tuesday, Aug. 4

The next major COVID-19-related college sports news could come Tuesday, Aug. 4, when the NCAA Board of Governors meets. The group last met July 24 and, in an official statement from NCAA President Mark Emmert, said the NCAA would "continue to thoughtfully and aggressively monitor health conditions around the country." Emmert said, "it is clear that the format of our championships will have to change if they are to be conducted in a safe and fair manner ... We will continue our discussions in August.”

That's expected to happen Tuesday.

5:00 pm, July 30, 2020

In case you missed it: Recent Division II and Division III scheduling updates

The football announcements made by the ACC, SEC and Pac-12 last week headlined the week's fall sports news, but there were also several Division II and Division III scheduling announcements late in the week.

In case you missed it:

12:36 pm, August 3, 2020

Here's what you need to know Monday morning

Good morning. We're tracking official sources to follow the latest in coronavirus-related college sports news. Here's what you need to know this morning, Monday, August 3:

  • The next major COVID-19-related college sports news could come Tuesday, Aug. 4, when the NCAA Board of Governors meets. The group last met July 24 and, in an official statement from NCAA President Mark Emmert, said the NCAA would "continue to thoughtfully and aggressively monitor health conditions around the country." Emmert said, "it is clear that the format of our championships will have to change if they are to be conducted in a safe and fair manner ... We will continue our discussions in August.”  That's expected to happen Tuesday.
  • The College Football Playoff selection committee is "evaluating a new timetable for its selection committee meetings, and it will reconsider its protocols for the 2020 season," according to ESPN. CFP Executive Director Bill Hancock told ESPN, "Since there won't be as many non-conference games as normal, certain tools used by the committee, such as head-to-head results and results against common opponents, will have limitations this year. Evaluating strength of schedule will also be different."
  • The biggest news late in last week came when the SEC announced Thursday afternoon that it will hold a 10-game conference football schedule this fall, if possible. The first games will be played Saturday, Sept. 26, and each school will have one mid-season open date, as well as Dec. 12 as an open date.
  • The ACC announced July 29 that Notre Dame will play a 10-game conference schedule with the ACC during the 2020 season and the Fighting Irish will be eligible for the 2020 ACC Championship Game.
  • The Pac-12 announced its 10-game, conference-only schedule on Friday. Each team will play five home and five road games, and games that are unable to be played on their scheduled date can be made up in their bye weeks or in Week 12 (December 12), with the Pac-12 Championship Game schedule for Dec. 18 or 19.
7:52 pm, July 31, 2020

Pac-12 reveals full football schedule for 2020 season

The Pac-12 announced its 2020 football schedule on Friday, July 31.

The season will be made up of 10 conference-only games for every team and will start on Sept. 26. Other football schedule notes, per the Pac-12:

  • Each team will play five home and five road games
  • Games that are unable to be played on their scheduled date can be made up in their bye weeks or in Week 12 (December 12), with the Pac-12 Championship Game schedule for Dec. 18 or 19
  • The Pac-12 Championship Game will be held in a home-hosted model for 2020. Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas will begin its two-year run as title game host in 2021.

Here's the complete schedule:

2020 Pac-12 Football Schedule
Sat., Sept. 26
ARIZONA STATE at ARIZONA
USC at UCLA
COLORADO at OREGON
UTAH at WASHINGTON STATE
CALIFORNIA at OREGON STATE
STANFORD at WASHINGTON
Sat., Oct. 3
ARIZONA at WASHINGTON
UCLA at OREGON STATE
UTAH at COLORADO
CALIFORNIA at USC
STANFORD at ARIZONA STATE
OREGON at WASHINGTON STATE
Fri., Oct. 9
ARIZONA STATE at OREGON
Sat., Oct. 10
USC at STANFORD
COLORADO at ARIZONA
OREGON STATE at UTAH
WASHINGTON at CALIFORNIA
WASHINGTON STATE at UCLA
Fri., Oct. 16
UTAH at UCLA
Sat., Oct. 17
COLORADO at USC
CALIFORNIA at WASHINGTON STATE
OREGON at OREGON STATE
Bye - Arizona, ASU, Stanford, Washington
Sat., Oct. 24
USC at ARIZONA
UCLA at ARIZONA STATE
STANFORD at CALIFORNIA
OREGON STATE at WASHINGTON
Bye - Colorado, Utah, Oregon, WSU
Fri., Oct. 30
WASHINGTON STATE at STANFORD
Sat., Oct. 31
ARIZONA at UTAH
ARIZONA STATE at COLORADO
WASHINGTON at OREGON
Bye - USC, UCLA, California, OSU
Fri., Nov. 6
COLORADO at WASHINGTON
Sat., Nov. 7
ARIZONA at OREGON STATE
UTAH at ARIZONA STATE
STANFORD at UCLA
OREGON at CALIFORNIA
WASHINGTON STATE at USC
Sat., Nov. 14
ARIZONA STATE at WASHINGTON STATE
USC at OREGON
UCLA at COLORADO
CALIFORNIA at ARIZONA
OREGON STATE at STANFORD
WASHINGTON at UTAH
Fri., Nov. 20
OREGON at ARIZONA
Sat., Nov. 21
ARIZONA STATE at USC
UCLA at WASHINGTON
COLORADO at STANFORD
UTAH at CALIFORNIA
WASHINGTON STATE at OREGON STATE
Fri., Nov. 27
USC at UTAH
WASHINGTON at WASHINGTON STATE
Sat., Nov. 28
ARIZONA at UCLA
CALIFORNIA at ARIZONA STATE
OREGON STATE at COLORADO
STANFORD at OREGON
Fri., Dec. 4
UCLA at CALIFORNIA
Sat., Dec. 5
ARIZONA at STANFORD
OREGON at UTAH
OREGON STATE at ARIZONA STATE
WASHINGTON at USC
WASHINGTON STATE at COLORADO
12:36 pm, July 31, 2020

Here is what's happening today

We're tracking official sources to follow the latest in coronavirus-related college sports news. Here's what you need to know this weekend.

  • The next major COVID-19-related college sports news could come Tuesday, Aug. 4, when the NCAA Board of Governors meets. The group last met July 24 and, in an official statement from NCAA President Mark Emmert, said the NCAA would "continue to thoughtfully and aggressively monitor health conditions around the country." Emmert said "it is clear that the format of our championships will have to change if they are to be conducted in a safe and fair manner ... We will continue our discussions in August.”  That's expected to happen Tuesday.
  • The College Football Playoff selection committee is "evaluating a new timetable for its selection committee meetings, and it will reconsider its protocols for the 2020 season," according to ESPN. CFP Executive Director Bill Hancock told ESPN, "Since there won't be as many non-conference games as normal, certain tools used by the committee, such as head-to-head results and results against common opponents, will have limitations this year. Evaluating strength of schedule will also be different."
  • The biggest news late in the week came when the SEC announced Thursday afternoon that it will hold a 10-game conference football schedule this fall, if possible. The first games will be played Saturday, Sept. 26, and each school will have one mid-season open date, as well as Dec. 12 as an open date.
  • Georgia Tech announced that its home football game against Notre Dame this fall will be played at the school's on-campus Bobby Dodd Stadium, rather than Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
  • Several outlets are reporting that the Alabama-USC matchup at AT&T Stadium has officially been canceled. The Pac-12 announced earlier this summer that it would play only conference games for most fall sports.
  • The ACC announced July 29 that Notre Dame will play a 10-game conference schedule with the ACC during the 2020 season and the Fighting Irish will be eligible for the 2020 ACC Championship Game.
8:23 pm, July 30, 2020

SEC announces 10-game conference schedule

The SEC announced Thursday afternoon that it will hold a 10-game conference schedule this fall.

Here's everything you need to know:

  • The first games will be played Saturday, Sept. 26.
  • This 10-game plan is an increase from the usual eight conference games for each team.
  • Each school will have one mid-season open date, as well as Dec. 12 as an open date.
  • The SEC Championship Game will be played Dec. 19 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
  • The conference-only schedule will allow the SEC to be more flexible if any adjustments need to be made.

A revised 2020 SEC schedule will be released by the conference at a later date.

"This new plan for a football schedule is consistent with the educational goals of our universities to allow for the safe and orderly return to campus of their student populations and to provide a healthy learning environment during these unique circumstances presented by the COVID-19 virus," SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said in the announcement. "This new schedule supports the safety measures that are being taken by each of our institutions to ensure the health of our campus communities."

The statement also said the new schedule and start date will help the conference look at health trends and developments, including:

  • Trends in public health indicators throughout the SEC's 11-state footprint, including positive cases of COVID-19, hospitalizations and recovery statistics
  • State, local and campus heath directives, including restrictions on gatherings, isolation requirements for travelers, and other health and travel restrictions
  • Continued development of risk mitigation strategies 
  • Continued advancement in COVID-19 testing reliability and availability
  • Continued evolution of time-based strategies for resuming activities after positive test results, including contact tracing, isolation and quarantine requirements
  • Observation of successes and challenges presented by return to competition in other sports
7:48 pm, July 30, 2020

Georgia Tech-Notre Dame moves to Bobby Dodd

Georgia Tech announced that its home game against Notre Dame this fall will be played at the school's on-campus Bobby Dodd Stadium, rather than Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

The news release also stated, "In addition to announcing that this season’s Georgia Tech-Notre Dame game would be played at Bobby Dodd Stadium, Georgia Tech and AMBSE also announced that its original five-year series for the Yellow Jackets to host one game annually at Mercedes-Benz Stadium from 2020-24 has been extended to six years. The Jackets will now host one game per season at MBS each year from 2021 through 2026."

Other FBS game news worth noting is that Alabama-USC matchup at AT&T Stadium has officially been canceled.

6:32 pm, July 30, 2020

Here's what you need to know Thursday afternoon

The NCAA announced Thursday that student-athletes in all sports will be allowed to wear patches on their uniforms for commemorative and memorial purposes, as well as to support social justice issues. Here's all you need to know about the patches:

  • The patch on the front, which most sports already allowed, can be a commemorative/memorial patch (names, mascots, nicknames, logos and marks) intended to celebrate or memorialize people, events or other causes.
  • The patch can't be bigger than 2¼ square inches and it has to be on the front or sleeve of the uniform. While not all team members are required to wear the patch, they must be identical for those who choose to wear them.
  • The second location is on the back of the uniform where the player name is traditionally located and will allow names/words intended to celebrate or memorialize people, events or other causes. The names or words may vary by team member.

Other updates from the NCAA include:

  • Expanding the football sideline area from between the 25-yard lines to between the 15-yard lines.
  • The pregame coin toss before football games will be limited to two officials and one captain from each team.
12:24 pm, July 30, 2020

Here's what's happening Thursday morning

Good morning. We're tracking official sources to follow the latest in coronavirus-related college sports news. Here's what you need to know this morning, Thursday, July 30:

  • The ACC announced Wednesday afternoon all of its sponsored fall sports will begin competition during the week of Sept. 7-12 if "public health guidance allows."
  • The ACC's football teams will also begin the week of Sept. 7-12, with teams playing an 11-game schedule (10 conference games, one non-conference game). The 11 games will be spread out over a period of at least 13 weeks.
  • "All non-conference game opponents, selected by the respective school, must be played in the home state of the ACC institution, and all non-conference opponents must meet the medical protocol requirements as agreed upon by the ACC," according to the news release.
  • Notre Dame will also play a 10-game ACC conference schedule and will be eligible for the ACC Championship Game (held on either Dec. 12 or 19 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina). The ACC title game will feature the top two teams based on the highest conference-game winning percentage.
8:42 pm, July 29, 2020

ACC announces 2020 season schedule plan

The ACC announced on Wednesday, July 29, its updated schedule plans for the 2020 football season.

The season will be made up of 11 games (10 conference and one nonconference), with the first week of games Sept. 7-12, and continue over a 13-week period. Nonconference opponents, which are to be selected by each school, must be played in the home state of the ACC school.

Notre Dame will also play a 10-game conference schedule and will be eligible for the ACC title game.

The weekly ACC schedule, including television information, will be announced later. Matchups have been revealed here and can be found below:

  • Boston College
    • Home: Georgia Tech, Louisville, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Pitt
    • Away: Clemson, Duke, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech
  • Clemson
    • Home: Boston College, Miami, Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia
    • Away: Florida State, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest
  • Duke
    • Home: Boston College, Florida State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest
    • Away: Georgia Tech, NC State, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Virginia
  • Florida State
    • Home: Clemson, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Pitt, Virginia
    • Away: Duke, Louisville, Miami, NC State, Notre Dame
  • Georgia Tech
    • Home: Duke, Clemson, Louisville, Notre Dame, Pitt
    • Away: Boston College, Florida State, Miami, NC State, Syracuse
  • Louisville
    • Home: Florida State, Miami, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest
    • Away: Boston College, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Pitt, Virginia
  • Miami
    • Home: Florida State, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Pitt, Virginia
    • Away: Clemson, Louisville, NC State, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest
  • North Carolina
    • Home: NC State, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest
    • Away: Boston College, Duke, Florida State, Miami, Virginia
  • NC State
    • Home: Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami, Wake Forest
    • Away: North Carolina, Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech
  • Notre Dame
    • Home: Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Louisville, Syracuse
    • Away: Boston College, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Pitt, Wake Forest
  • Pitt
    • Home: Louisville, NC State, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Virginia Tech
    • Away: Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami
  • Syracuse
    • Home: Boston College, Duke, Georgia Tech, NC State, Wake Forest
    • Away: Clemson, Louisville, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Pitt
  • Virginia
    • Home: Boston College, Duke, Louisville, North Carolina, NC State
    • Away: Clemson, Florida State, Miami, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest
  • Virginia Tech
    • Home: Boston College, Clemson, Miami, NC State, Virginia
    • Away: Duke, Louisville, North Carolina, Pitt, Wake Forest
  • Wake Forest
    • Home: Clemson, Miami, Notre Dame, Virginia, Virginia Tech
    • Away: Duke, Louisville, North Carolina, NC State, Syracuse

 

9:05 pm, July 29, 2020

ACC Championship Game details revealed; Notre Dame eligible

The ACC Championship Game will be played on either December 12 or 19, the conference announced Wednesday, July 29. The game will be played at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Notre Dame will also be eligible for the ACC title game, as it will also play a 10-game conference schedule. The title game will feature the top two teams based upon conference-game winning percentage.

All 15 teams will remain part of the ACC's bowl selection process. If Notre Dame wins the ACC title, the Irish would be eligible for the Orange Bowl if not selected for the College Football Playoff.

 

7:04 pm, July 29, 2020

Here's what you need to know Wednesday afternoon

While the NCAA fall sports scheduling news has slowed on Wednesday, compared to the numerous updates on both Monday and Tuesday, here's a quick round-up of conference announcements from earlier in the week and month, which are worth noting.

Yesterday, the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (DIII) postponed fall sports, while the Midwest Conference (DIII) suspended league competition until Dec. 31 on Monday. Earlier in July, the Centennial Conference (DIII) suspended fall sports, Commonwealth Coast Conference (DIII) suspended fall athletic competition, Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (DIII) canceled its fall conference schedule while conference schools can determine which games can be played, Empire 8 (DIII) postponed all fall sports, Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (DIII) suspended the fall athletic season, Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association announced fall sports will be "predominantly conference play" with games beginning on Sept. 19, the NEWMAC (DIII) suspended fall competition, the NESCAC (DIII) canceled fall sports, the Northwest Conference (DIII) postponed fall competition, Old Dominion Athletic Conference (DIII) postponed competition and championships for fall and winter sports through Dec. 31, 2020, and the Southern Athletic Association suspended all fall competition.

The Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (DIII) previously announced schedule modifications in mid-July.

12:27 pm, July 29, 2020

Here's what's happening Wednesday morning

Good morning. We're tracking official sources to follow the latest in coronavirus-related college sports news. Here's what you need to know this morning, Wednesday, July 29:

7:21 pm, July 28, 2020

New Jersey Athletic Conference (DIII) suspends fall competition and championships

The New Jersey Athletic Conference (DIII) announced Tuesday that its Presidents Council has suspended all fall sports competition and championships.

"The NJAC will pursue every avenue within the NCAA governance structure to explore the provision of a competitive season for the fall sport student-athletes during the spring 2021 semester and allow them to engage in practice and training opportunities during the fall 2020 semester," according to the news release.

5:24 pm, July 28, 2020

USA South Athletic Conference (DIII) postpones fall sports

On Tuesday, the USA South Athletic Conference (DIII) its university Presidents voted unanimously to postpone all fall sport competition until the Spring 2021 semester.

"It is the intention of the USA South to formulate plans to play as many contests as feasible for the sports mentioned above within the spring semester and conduct championship competition," the news release said.

4:25 pm, July 28, 2020

Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (DII) delays fall competition

On Tuesday, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (DII) announced its Board of Directors "unanimously supported" a delay to the start of fall competition.

Football practice will start Wednesday, Sept. 2, with the first games scheduled for Sept. 26. Updated schedules will be posted here.

3:00 pm, July 28, 2020

Little East Conference (DIII) suspends fall competition and championships

The Little East Conference (DIII) announced Tuesday that it has suspended fall competition and championships.

"Each LEC member institution may seek to participate in intercollegiate competition and on-campus training activities if it chooses to do so during the Fall 2020 semester, in accordance with current health and safety guidelines and NCAA Division III rules," according to the news release.

2:56 pm, July 28, 2020

Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (DIII)

The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (DIII) announced Tuesday that it has canceled its football fall athletic competitions and championship.

"Institutions will retain the autonomy to establish practice opportunities within the limitations stipulated by the NCAA throughout the 2020-21 academic year," according to a news release.

2:55 pm, July 28, 2020

American Rivers Conference (DIII) announces conference-only schedules

On Tuesday morning, the American Rivers Conference (DIII) announced it will hold conference-only schedules in fall sports, but that non-conference competition is allowed at the discretion of its member schools.

"Any changes in conference-tournament format will be announced with the revised sports schedules," the news release stated.

2:54 pm, July 28, 2020

Here's what's happening Tuesday morning

Good morning. We're tracking official sources to follow the latest in coronavirus-related college sports news. Here's what you need to know this morning, Tuesday, July 28:

We'll have you covered for all of the news that happens Tuesday. In the meantime,

  • The NCAA Sport Science Institute released its third installment of return-to-sport recommendations earlier in July. Some of the main takeaways are daily health checks, the appropriate use of face coverings and social distancing, testing and results within 72 hours of competition in high-risk sports, and member schools adhering to the public health standards set by their local communities.
3:52 pm, July 24, 2020

SWAC postpones fall season

The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) has postponed the football season, according to a league release on July 20.

The SWAC, which is part of the FCS, has begun planning on putting together a schedule for fall sports to compete during the 2021 spring semester. For football, teams could play a seven-game schedule that begins with an eight-week training period in January 2021. Teams will play six conference game (four divisional, two non-divisional), with the option of having one non-conference game.

"The continued increase of COVID-19 cases across many portions of the league’s geographic footprint and Southern regions of the country played a significant role in the council’s decision, along with data that suggests African-American communities have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic," the statement said.

"The SWAC shares in the disappointment that will undoubtedly be felt by student-athletes, fans, and supporters impacted by the postponement of fall sports competition. The league will continue to review appropriate measures to ensure the health, safety and well-being of student-athletes, coaches, administrators and the local community which continues to be the primary responsibility of the Southwestern Athletic Conference and its member institutions."

3:43 pm, July 24, 2020

CAA suspends conference competition in 2020

The Colonial Athletic Association announced on July 17 that fall conference competition has been suspended.

According to the statement, the CAA, which is in the FCS, is exploring possibly holding a football season in spring 2021.

The CAA also said member institutions can look into pursuing the option of playing independently this fall.

"In expressing an understanding of the uniqueness of the Conference’s composition (12 institutions that compete in other sports in four Division I Conferences), the geographical expansion of the Conference membership and the complexity of an ever-changing situation, the Conference’s Board of Directors also affirmed that the Conference’s policies would permit member institutions the ability to explore the option of pursuing playing an independent football schedule in the Fall of 2020," the statement said.

3:59 pm, July 24, 2020

MEAC suspends football season

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has suspended all fall sports, per a July 16 announcement.

The conference has not made a decision on if fall sports will be moved to the spring semester.

"The Council of Presidents and Chancellors took this action out of a concern for the safety as well as the physical and mental health of our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, support staff, faculty and fans," The MEAC state in the statement. "The rapid escalation of COVID-19 cases along the eastern seaboard heavily influenced the council’s decision as the data suggests that the African American and other minority communities are being disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The MEAC is committed to ensuring that the correct measures are in place to reduce exposure to the virus."
 

3:48 pm, July 24, 2020

Patriot League will not play football in the fall

The Patriot League, which competes in the FCS, will not have fall sports, the conference announced on July 13.

However, the Patriot League's statement said it is looking into possibly playing fall sports in the second semester.

"The League is committed to exploring creative approaches and alternatives to providing future competitive experiences to our fall sport student-athletes, including the possibility of conducting fall sport competition and championships in the second semester," the statement said.

3:36 pm, July 24, 2020

Pac-12 football will have conference-only schedule

The Pac-12 will have a conference-only schedule for this football season, the league announced on July 10. The announcement came one day after the Big Ten said it would play a conference-only schedule.

“The health and safety of our student-athletes and all those connected to Pac-12 sports continues to be our number one priority,” Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said. “Our decisions have and will be guided by science and data, and based upon the trends and indicators over the past days, it has become clear that we need to provide ourselves with maximum flexibility to schedule, and to delay any movement to the next phase of return-to-play activities.”

Details on conference-only schedules for the fall will be announced later.

3:10 pm, July 24, 2020

Big Ten to play conference-only schedule

The Big Ten announced on July 9 that it will move to a conference-only schedule if it is able to hold fall sports. The complete announcement can be read here.

"This decision was made following many thoughtful conversations over several months between the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors, Directors of Athletics, Conference Office staff, and medical experts including the Big Ten Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Big Ten Sports Medicine Committee," the statement said.

The decision to limit games to within the conference allows for more flexibility to adjust throughout the season and in real-time as things change during the pandemic.

3:40 pm, July 24, 2020

Ivy League will not play sports in fall

The Ivy League will not play football in the fall semester, as announced in a statement on July 8.

"With the safety and well-being of students as their highest priority, Ivy League institutions are implementing campus-wide policies including restrictions on student and staff travel, requirements for social distancing, limits on group gatherings, and regulations for visitors to campus," the statement said. "As athletics is expected to operate consistent with campus policies, it will not be possible for Ivy League teams to participate in intercollegiate athletics competition prior to the end of the fall semester."

The possibility of having fall sports, including football, in the spring will be made later.