College Football: 2020 (and Maybe Into 2021?) Season

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    We all are aware that the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic has changed our world significantly. Therefore, I am fairly cautious in discussing the 2020 season of college football. Will we even have a 2020 season? Maybe you are hopeful we get a 2020 season of collegiate football. On the other hand, you might be "shocked" if you are like ESPN College Football analyst Kirk Herbstreit, saying it would be "shocking" if we have NFL and/or college football this season. It is possible college football in 2020 will be nowhere near most of what any average day or night of college football is like. Especially considering the social distancing measures and such, I am uncertain we'll have fans pack every last seat of a football stadium while getting totally into their favorite teams. Even if we don't have a proper season of college football for the 2020 season, this thread still will be the thread to discuss all the goings on of college football for 2020.

    I am aware we still have the 2020 NFL Draft going on, but I am preparing this thread of college football for anyone who wishes to discuss college football for the 2020 season. Heck, some people don't even care about the NFL Draft. So let's talk college football if you want to discuss!
     
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    The University of Houston suspended workouts as six players tested positive for COVID-19/Coronavirus. Houston and [the state of] Texas are among many places trying to re-open at a staggered pace.
     
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    I am hearing that Eli Manning's jersey will be retired at Ole Miss. Peyton Manning's brother came out pretty good in the NFL outside of Eli's days for the Ole Miss Rebels, even with his Super Bowl magic. Congratulations to Eli Manning on his accomplishments and for his retired number.

    Various conferences have tried to do their best enforcing who gets to play in the wake of this pandemic. I think the SWAC (Southwestern Athletic Conference) has suggested their football teams to either commit to the Fall 2020 season or perhaps go into Spring 2021 with their football.


    Whatever college football we get this season, if any, is going to be very interesting. PLEASE be careful, everyone.
     
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    I have a few notes to share regarding college football in 2020. I may have to edit it a few times to reflect updates, but here is what I've heard so far in regards to college football in 2020 despite this pandemic...

    * The ACC has announced it will have a delayed start to its Fall sports, but football is not affected.

    * Earlier this hour (5:00 PM Eastern), the Big Ten has announced all of its games in 2020 will be in-conference games. So certain non-conference matches, such as Michigan vs. Washington, have been cancelled.

    * The Ivy League is the first conference to suspend all 2020 Fall sports- including football.


    Again- if any new notes regarding college football in 2020 come up, I will update this post as much as needed.
     
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    The ACC and SEC have agreed to play conference-only schedules for 2020. By this mindset, the season will start September 26 for the SEC, and the SEC Championship would be on December 19. The ACC will be all one conference (no Atlantic or Coastal Divisions). Notre Dame is eligible to compete for the conference championship in the ACC.

    Some other conferences are looking at Spring 2021 football seasons after suspending Fall/Autumn sports.


    Folks, this is going to be a crazy deal to try to get in any kind of college football this year (or maybe into next year). So enjoy whatever college football you can enjoy this year. I also changed the title of this thread to reflect the possible madness...