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NCAA allowing divisions to make decisions on fall sports

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Potentially big news for the FBS.

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Today, NCAA leaders met to discuss fall sports and if they should take place amid the coronavirus. There was a possibility they would vote today on whether or not to have college football this fall, but that vote did not take place, according to SI reporter Ross Dellenger.

However, there was one big decision that was reached during the meeting.

According to Stadium reporter Brett McMurphy, the NCAA will allow divisions to decide on whether or not to have fall sports. That means D-I schools get to decide if they’ll have college football, which could make it likelier we see Power 5 leagues like the SEC have football this fall.

The D-I Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Wednesday, though it’s unclear if a decision on fall sports will take place then. I would imagine they won’t cancel football this early, as we’re still almost a full month away from D-I games starting, and leagues like the SEC (Sept. 26th) will wait even longer to begin their seasons.

There’s still plenty of work to be done for there to be a football this fall, but it would appear what took place today at least slightly increased the chances we will see a 2020 season.