COVID-19 and college football: Which conferences canceled 2020 season?

The COVID-19 pandemic carries on in the United States, and it carries on to have an influence on all concentrations of college football.  

Some conferences have currently been forced to terminate the 2020 period as a outcome. With these cancellations mounting, Sporting News looks at the divisions, conferences and programs impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.  

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The most recent cancellations will be put on top rated as July and August unfold:  


On July sixteen, The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman reported the Colonial Athletic Affiliation will not have a league plan this slide. That would influence FCS faculties in Albany, Delaware, Elon, James Madison, Maine, New Hampshire, Stony Brook, Rhode Island, Richmond, Stony Brook, Villanova and William & Mary.


On July sixteen, HBCU Gameday reported that the Mid-Japanese Athletic Conference will not enjoy football in 2020. There are 9 FCS football applications in the MEAC, which include Bethune-Cookman, Delaware Point out, Florida A&M, Howard, Norfolk Point out, North Carolina A&T Point out, North Carolina Central, Morgan Point out and South Carolina Point out. The meeting had nonconference video games scheduled with FBS opponents.  

Patriot League  

On July 13, the Patriot League canceled fall sports, which hit the seven FCS applications in the meeting. Bucknell, Colgate, Fordham, Georgetown, Holy Cross, Lafayette and Lehigh are the faculties that had been impacted. Army and Navy had been given exemptions for slide sports that contend in the Patriot League. Navy and Army had been not afflicted by this in football. The Midshipmen enjoy in the American Athletic Conference and the Cadets are impartial in the FBS. 


On July twelve, The Athletic reported that the Nationwide Junior Higher education Athletic Affiliation will move football period to the spring of 2021. In accordance to The Athletic, junior college will enjoy a period that runs from March twenty five to May 22. There are sixty five junior college football programs in the United States impacted by the decision.  

Ivy League  

On July ten, the Ivy League canceled its slide period. That decision impacts 8 applications in Brown, Cornell, Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton and Yale. There has been no willpower whether the meeting will move to a spring period.  

Centennial Conference 

The Centennial Conference — a Division III meeting with ten football faculties — suspended slide sports on July seven. Those afflicted faculties are Dickinson, Gettysburg, Franklin & Marshall, John Hopkins, Juniata, McDaniel, Moravian, Muhlenberg, Susquehanna and Ursinus. The league will look at moving these slide sports to the spring, and that could include things like football.