If you’ve paid any attention to the proposed, ever-shifting landscape of college athletics amid the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re aware the time is of the essence. Big questions must be addressed; unfortunately, none of the answers are necessarily kind, and the timeline continues to accelerate.
According to a tweet from Stadium’s Brett McMurphy, NCAA president Mark Emmert told the NCAA Council that if a decision had to be made now concerning certain fall sports — soccer and volleyball, for instance — a cancellation would be likely. The same belief applies to FCS football.
However. FBS decision-makers have until the end of July — essentially two weeks — to make an official decision.
How critical is next 2 weeks? Mark Emmert told NCAA Council if decision had to be made now NCAA fall championships (soccer, cross country, volleyball & FCS football) likely would be canceled, sources told @Stadium. FBS officials have said they won’t make decision before late July
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 16, 2020