NCAA Football 2020-21 Season

ACC released weird 10 game schedule including ND and shipping division opponents... WTF

Stele wrote:

ACC released weird 10 game schedule including ND and shipping division opponents... WTF

Meh. It's merely something to get everyone excited until they cancel the season.

Enix wrote:
Stele wrote:

ACC released weird 10 game schedule including ND and shipping division opponents... WTF

Meh. It's merely something to get everyone excited until they cancel the season.

Ha...exactly! ESPN can get at least two or three 30 minute shows out of exploring the schedule!

SEC going to conference-only as well.

At least until someone comes to their god-damn senses and realizes that football should not be played in the middle of a pandemic.

For what its worth the Pac-12 released football schedules today.

Day, Date – Opponent
Sat., Sept. 26 – at Oregon State
Sat., Oct. 3 – at USC
Sat., Oct. 10 – Washington
Sat., Oct. 17 – at Washington State
Sat., Oct. 24 – Stanford
Sat., Oct. 31 – Bye
Sat., Nov. 7 – Oregon
Sat., Nov. 14 – at Arizona
Sat., Nov. 21 – Utah
Sat., Nov. 28 – at Arizona State
Fri., Dec. 4 – UCLA
Sat., Dec. 12 – Flex
Fri., Dec. 18 or Sat. Dec. 19 – Pac-12 Championship Game*

They devised the schedule where every team's opening game can actually move into each teams scheduled bye if the start is delayed a week and every team has the December 12 date open for another make up game if needed.

While it hardly matters, no one's rivalry game is in the last week. Cal plus furd on 10/24, USC-UCLA is week 1 (or 10/31 if moves to the bye), Apple Cup is actually in week 11, and whatever UO-OSU is now called is on week 4.

This will all be moot in a few weeks when everything is cancelled but hey... College Football!

In the aftermath of that PAC-12 letter, it is always astonishing to see how many CFB fans only care about these players on Saturday.

EDIT: For 3-5 hours on Saturday, actually.

Well I'm hoping more players from the rest of the Power 5 start doing the same thing. While its great Pac-12 football players have started this, without reading any comments I am going to be pretty sure that SEC ogre is just saying how horrible the Pac-12 is, how wimpy the west coast is, and how we are not needed. This only becomes a real issue if the Alabamas, Clemsons and Notre Dames of the world do the same.

So despite there being an actual schedule here in the Pac-12 I don't think there's anyone who actually thinks this season is going to happen. Maybe a few games get in before they shut it all down, but I doubt it. Do I wish we could have college football this season? Resoundingly yes, if only for the selfish reason that Cal should actually be good, but not at any cost, and certainly not during these current conditions.

FWIW Cal season ticket holders have been told that this years tickets will be cancelled and gave us options for what we paid. In case of the miracle cure, if any games are played that can actually have fans, they will be sold as single game tickets.

Well ACC released schedules today, for all the good it will do.

IU player's mom's post goes viral on damage from Covid.

While, the sports watchers of the world want CFB to come back, one of the reason we are seeing the player initiatives form are due to experiences like this one. Especially, concerns about long term heart issues.

No MAC-action this fall: the conference cancels football and other fall sports.

If you're keeping score at home, the MAC is the first FBS conference to punt on football.

UConn (independent FBS) pulled the plug on football a few days ago.

In that ESPN story above, it says nine of the 13 FCS conferences won't play football this fall. I think the Big South and the SoCon are two of the four I-AA holdouts. Not sure of the other two.

Very interesting thread with some points that hadn't occurred to me:

https://twitter.com/PeterBurnsESPN/s...

This is the part that jumped out at me:

"I can tell you with 100% conviction that many college football players are in a better situation right now on campus with the care of health officials, constant testing, high quality nutrition, athletic training & safety protocols than they would be if sent home for the semester"