Everyone is concerned about the possibility that there may not be College Football this fall — that is no secret. However, the conferences that actually have sense; the ACC, SEC, and the Big 12, have all decided it would be best to see how everything plays out once students return to campus.
On the other hand, we are having to deal with the Big Ten and the Pac-12; the two conferences so eager to make a political statement they can’t contain themselves.
Commissioners of the Power 5 conferences held an emergency meeting on Sunday, as there is growing concern among college athletics officials that the upcoming football season and other fall sports can't be played. https://t.co/rZmwihyhZi
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 9, 2020
According to ESPN, the Power 5 commissioners met Sunday afternoon to discuss potentially delaying or cancelling the season all together. Reports have indicated this meeting was called by the Big Ten who has been moving towards delaying the season despite an official decision having yet to be made.
To put this simply, today is only August 9th. We still have well over a month before the season even kicks off for many of these conferences, and most schools have yet to even welcome back students. There has been absolutely nothing for the presidents and chancellors of these universities to monitor other than the decision the MAC made to cancel fall sports — which was obviously made based on finances, not “health.”
If the Power 5 conferences were to cancel or postpone the season as early as tomorrow, it would be a huge mistake. Things change dramatically overnight with COVID-19, and monitoring could take place all the way up until the season was scheduled to kickoff. If these commissioners pull the plug on fall sports this early, it is nothing more than a political stunt to please the media.
Stay tuned to The Voice of Motown for updates on this situation.
We hope as much as you do that this blatantly misguided decision doesn’t come so soon.