The NCAA has finally pulled the plug on its fall championships this year for Division I play. This will cancel all fall sports from soccer to volleyball to cross country and beyond due to the coronavirus.
This does not affect the college football season or the College Football Playoff, as the NCAA board of governors only has control over NCAA sanctioned championships, whereas the 10 FBS conferences control college football.
“We cannot, at this point, have fall NCAA championships,” NCAA president Mark Emmert said.
Emmert did say, however, that they would try and play their fall sports in the spring.
“There are ways to do this,” Emmert said. “I’m confident we can figure this out. If schools and conferences want to move forward and if more than half want to do it, let’s do it.”
So, that leaves just college football as the only sport trying to go ahead with its season this fall. And it’s no coincidence either that college football is the money maker for every school in the country.
Seeing as how no other college sports will take place this fall does make it hard to see a football season starting and actually making it to the CFP, but that’s what the SEC, ACC and Big 12 are still gunning for.
"We cannot, at this point, have fall NCAA championships."— Inside the NCAA (@InsidetheNCAA) August 13, 2020
NCAA President Mark Emmert discusses the latest developments in fall sports and looks ahead to winter and spring championships.
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