It seems the Big 12 is keeping their word by aiming for a 12-game regular season.
For now, the Dallas Morning News reports.
From the Morning News: “The conference’s board of directors is unlikely to make a decision on a football scheduling model during a teleconference next Monday, two sources familiar with the discussions said. While Big 12 athletic directors held a virtual meeting Tuesday, no consensus has emerged for a Plan B because of COVID-19 beyond a 12-game regular season — still the preferred option for the conference. The two top proposals beyond a 12-game schedule include nine-game conference-only schedule and a plus-one that would add a nonconference game. A clear majority has yet to form favoring one ahead of the board of directors meeting.”
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- Dr. Mark Escot, the city of Austin’s interim health authority, told CBS Sports he has tempered expectations for the 2020 college football season. “We were caught a little off guard with the announcement that they intended to open the stadium with 50% capacity — which is in the neighborhood of 50,000 people in one place…” Escot said. “I’ll say again what I said a month or two ago, and that is that large gatherings are the first thing that closed down and should be the last thing to open up again. ... I think the idea of having 50,000 people in one space is a bit of reach right now,” Escott continued. “Frankly, I think it’s going to be a struggle for us to even allow teams to play on a field without the crowd.”
- That’s it! That’s the news for today.