The commissioners and presidents of the Pac-12 universities will meet tomorrow to discuss whether or not to postpone fall sports, according to a report by ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura. The meeting comes as pressure mounts for the NCAA to cancel or postpone athletics for the rest of the year, with the Big 10 expected to be the first Power-5 conference to cancel the fall season. The MAC has already cancelled all fall sports, and today the Mountain West did as well.
With Major League Baseball struggling to protect its players from the coronavirus pandemic. Without the ability to create a bubble like the NBA and NHL have done, college football would present a significant risk to college athletes.
There has already been significant push back against the idea of cancelling sports. Michigan Head Coach Jim Harbaugh cited “facts” in wanting to push forward with the season, and Nebraska Head Coach Scott Frost said the school would play outside of the Big 10 if it needed to. Alabama Head Coach said that students would be safer playing for the Crimson Tide than staying at home.
President Donald Trump weighed in as he tends to do, tweeting out the #WeWantToPlay hashtag earlier.
Once word gets out about what the Pac-12 has decided, there will be further updates.