Dominoes around the college football world should fall in due time after the Ivy League announced Wednesday that its fall sports have been postponed and the Big Ten announced Thursday that it will only play conference college football games in 2020. For now, the ACC is taking a wait-and-see approach as it evaluates the coronavirus pandemic effect on the upcoming season.
The conference announced Friday that any decision on the future of the its fall sports scheduling will not come until late July.
“The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches and administrators remain the ACC’s top priority,” said ACC commissioner John Swofford in a statement. “As we continue to work on the best possible path forward for the return of competition, we will do so in a way that appropriately coincides with our universities’ academic missions. Over the last. few months, our conference has prepared numerous scenarios related to the fall athletics season. The league membership and our medical advisory group will make every effort to be as prepared as possible during these unprecedented times, and we anticipate a decision by our Board of Directors in late July.”
The ACC won’t announce its decision until later this month. However, CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd reported Friday that the league is considering multiple options including conference-only scheduling formats. Notre Dame is expected to be included if the ACC make any changes to its schedule due to the independent program’s affiliation with the conference.