If you’ve been out-of-the-loop, well lucky you: that’s what these Mountaintop posts are for. Colorado State football is potentially in a ton of trouble on Tuesday. The university president has responded. An investigation is underway. Needless to say, if these explosive claims prove to be true, Steve Addazio and company are in deep poo. If, of course.
NCAA stresses ‘serious concerns’ about fall sports, lays out requirements and guidelines for season ahead
The NCAA’s anticipated decision yesterday turned out to be more of the same. Kicking the can down the road. A new deadline, supposedly, of August 21st is set for each division of college football to decide on whether or not competition will occur this fall. This slow bleed sucks.
The big news of yesterday...
Updates regarding 2020 Football and Fall Sports have been announced. pic.twitter.com/tONFKLWlCC— Mountain West (@MountainWest) August 5, 2020
The bottom text reads, “Various scheduling models for the 2020 MW football season are under consideration and a final version will be announced once completed.” As of now, the plan is to start playing September 26th, but things can and likely will change. One would assume the out-of-conference contests prior to the 26th are cancelled, but shifting around is required either way.
This would seem to confirm that
If we want football this fall, this simply cannot happen
Louisville announces that it has suspended all activities for four athletic teams after 29 positive COVID-19 tests linked to an off-campus party. pic.twitter.com/QIPUsG0zzZ— Mike Rutherford (@CardChronicle) August 5, 2020
Socially distant face-to-face with Hawaii’s Ilm Manning
Elsewhere, in college football
AAC announces fall football plans pic.twitter.com/vj8uqWsTGN— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) August 5, 2020
This all sucks, edition #2983
NCAA D-III championships in fall sports are canceled. With the health and safety of the student-athletes, coaches, athletics administrators and communities as its priority, the Division III Presidents Council made the decision to cancel the championships due to the COVID-19.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) August 5, 2020
First FBS team to fold up tent
After receiving guidance from state and public health officials and consulting with football student-athletes, we've decided that @UConnFootball will not compete on the gridiron this season. https://t.co/R5dLlnFNo9— UConn Huskies (@UConnHuskies) August 5, 2020
Tough times ahead for the G5
Boise State projects a loss of $20 million if the football season ends up getting canceled, which according to AD Curt Apsey is "40 to 50 percent" of the total athletic department budget.— B.J. Rains (@BJRains) August 6, 2020
Big loss is coming already anyway.
I'll have more in a Sunday package with @mlcarmel.
On the Horizon:
Thursday: 2020 San Diego State football season preview
Coming Friday: 2020 San Jose State football season preview