The COVID-19 pandemic continues in the United States and continues to affect all levels of college football.
Some conferences had to cancel the 2020 season. With these increasing cancellations, Sporting News is addressing the departments, conferences, and programs affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
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The last cancellations are published in July and August:
On July 16, HBCU Matchday reported that the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 2020 will not be playing soccer. There are nine FCS football programs at MEAC, including Bethune-Cookman, Delaware, Florida A&M, Howard, Norfolk, North Carolina A&T, North Carolina Central, Morgan State and South Carolina State. The conference had planned non-conference games with FBS opponents.
On July 13, the Patriot League canceled the fall sport that hit the conference’s seven FCS programs. Bucknell, Colgate, Fordham, Georgetown, Holy Cross, Lafayette and Lehigh are the schools that have been affected. Patriot League Navy members participating in the American Athletic Conference and the Army, which is independent of the FBS, have been granted exceptions in football.
On July 12, The Athletic reported that the National Junior College Athletic Association will postpone the football season until spring 2021. According to The Athletic, Junior College will play a season from March 25th to May 22nd. There are 65 junior college football programs in the United States affected by the decision.
On July 10, the Ivy League canceled its fall season. This decision affects eight programs in Brown, Cornell, Colombia, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton and Yale. It is not known whether the conference will be moved to a spring season.
The Centennial Conference – a Division III conference with 10 football schools – suspended autumn sports on July 7th. The schools affected are Dickinson, Gettysburg, Franklin and Marshall, John Hopkins, Juniata, McDaniel, Moravian, Mühlenberg, Susquehanna and Ursinus. The league will try to shift these autumn sports to spring, and this could include football.