This has been a developing story for weeks now, but Brett McMurphy reported on Twitter that the Ivy League is expected to move its 2020 football to spring 2021. The move, of course, would come as college sports works to deal with an altered reality post-COVID-19.
This may not signal that the ACC and other FBS conference will follow suite, though. At least not yet. As McMurphy notes, his source tells him that FBS schools are less vulnerable financially and may not copy the Ivy’s strategy.
Ivy League expected to announce today its moving football season to spring. However, sources told @Stadium don’t expect FBS to automatically make same decision. Source: “Doubt Ivies have much influence (w/FBS schools). They aren’t as vulnerable financially."
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 8, 2020
Back in May, ACC commissioner John Swofford said he expects there to be a football season in 2020; however, he left some wiggle room for possible scheduling movement. Mack Brown, Swofford’s former employee, said on a radio interview (WSJS) this week that he’s planning to be ready this fall.
When Duke football players report to campus this weekend, all 14 ACC football programs will have at least some athletes and staff on campus for voluntary workouts.