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Many FBS athletic directors expect college football season to be delayed

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It’s looking more and more like the 2020 college football season will not begin on time, if at all.

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Coronavirus cases have been on the rise across the country, and we have started to see more programs suspend voluntary workouts due to players testing positive.

On Wednesday, the Ivy League announced that they were canceling fall sports for 2020, meaning they will not be playing football.

With the increase in cases, athletic directors across the country are starting to believe that the 2020 college football season will be delayed.

“Everyone is pessimistic” a Power 5 administrator told Brandon Marcello of 247 Sports earlier this week.

Marcello had conversations with officials and now believes that Power 5 conferences will make a decision on the start of college football in late July or early August.

Thursday morning, Stadium’s Brett McMurphy reported the results from a poll he conducted with 115 of the 130 FBS program athletic directors. Only 22% of Power 5 ADs believe that the season will start on time. 45% believe the start will be delayed and only conference play will happen.

Now, only 10% of ADs believe that a 12-game season will happen but with a delayed start which is down 31% from the April poll.

In the three months since the first poll was conducted, the number of ADs that believed a college football season would NOT happen grew from one in April to now eight in July.

You can check out all of the results and the different options that AD’s across the country are exploring here.

Do you think the start of the 2020 college football season will be delayed? Let us know in the comments section.