Report: Eastern Kentucky’s Conference May Postpone to Spring Today

Things are just never easy, are they?

Yesterday, WVU’s newly revised 2020 schedule was released as part of the Big 12’s announcement to play fall sports. Their opener is currently set against Eastern Kentucky on September 12th, but that could all potentially come crumbling down with what may transpire today.

According to Craig Haley of Athlon Sports, the Ohio Valley Conference, where the Colonels compete, is speculated to be shifting their fall seasons to the spring today. This would mean that all conference play for Eastern Kentucky would take place in the spring semester.

However, the door has since been left open for the Colonels to remain on WVU’s schedule.

Haley would also state his belief that indications point to the conference letting members play non-conference games in the fall in order to collect a solid payday. He referenced Tennessee Tech just recently scheduling TCU and Southern Miss for the fall 2020 semester, with the argument that it simply would not make sense for the school to do this if it was aware the season was being pushed into the spring.

This has already been seen with Missouri State and Oklahoma. The Bears saw their conference, the Missouri Valley Conference, postpone their fall season, yet they are still scheduled to play in Norman on September 12th.

Does this potential postponement mean that WVU will be looking for a new non-conference opponent? Not necessarily — but it remains to be seen just how this will play out.

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Clark Johnson
Clark Johnson is a Football Columnist for The Voice of West Virginia. He is a student at Concord University and is majoring in History with a minor in Political Science. He became a Mountaineer fan at 9-years old and has not missed a WVU football game since 2008. He is honored to bring new perspective and fresh content to the best fanbase in the nation!