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Stadium College Football Insider Brett McMurphy published an article this week that lays out potential contingency options for the 2020 College Football season, as discussed with athletic directors around the country.

Some of the options include:
quote:

-Start the season in October or November, concluding in the spring semester.

-Spring football, anyone?

-Universities determine that students may not return to campus in the fall and must take online classes, but allow an exception for student-athletes to return to campus to compete in athletics.

-Cancel early-season non-conference games and play only conference opponents.
Canceling the football season would cause many financial problems for college athletics, as shown by Ross Dellenger who covered LSU Sports back during the 2016-17 cycle.


Do you have any ideas or suggestions for the upcoming season? Sound off in the comment section.
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33 Comments
Many small universities would have to fold their football program. Without the 3-4 big paydays from playing vs LSU etc they won't have the $ to continue operations.
Reply2 months
To think having crawfish boils and tailgating at the same time? Dream come true!
Reply2 months
I'm down with only a conference schedule.
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So women's sports are money pits
Reply2 months
So are most men’s sports outside of Basketball too. Baseball at most schools is in the Red.
2 months
No sense to even go on with life if there isn’t college football. Just take me now Chinese virus.
Reply2 months
Kung Flu
2 months
if this shite goes deep into summer time, no one will care about football b/c we'll be too deep in the Great Depression II
Reply2 months
If that is the case, I will care even more about not having football.
2 months
This would mean NO rematch with Texas in BR.
Reply2 months
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In the event they can't play the 2020 college football season, I think the most equitable thing they can do is award the 2020 title to whichever team won the championship in 2019. Whichever team that was.
Reply2 months
That makes a lot of sense!
2 months
lol
2 months
So only athletes go to the physical university. So this means two things colleges are feeder programs for the pros and money makers for the university. Now you pay them a half of the profits( football players only)
Reply2 months
I’m cool with a full season from October to February.
Reply2 months
Just keep Football, Men’s Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Gymnastics, and Beach Volleyball. I’ll be happy and so will Title IX-ers
Reply2 months
I rely on women’s volleyball. The arena variety.
2 months
So you want to do away with Mens Golf which won the Natty a few years back?
2 months
I would miss track and field.
2 months
tell those at a higher risk to stay home. Let the rest of us live our lives.
Reply2 months
This.
2 months
Maybe we should leave the epidemiology to the experts and not to radio talk show hosts, prime time cable TV pundits, and executive branch lackeys.
2 months
Just push back to November. It can still be hot as hell in early October.
Reply2 months
Thanks Title 9! Subtract the remaining Men's programs in the red, LSU athletics would still profit around 52 million.
Reply2 months
How bout just football. Screw the rest
Reply2 months
Or football and gymnastics. #title9
2 months
Why not do this every year? October to February sounds great. I am rushing back from several weeks in comfy Colorado to make a Lose the September humid and hot matchups with the North Wyoming A&Ms. All games played in October through December. Playoffs in January/February. Spring game eight weeks later. And here another idea. Lose the bye week before Bama. They play an easy schedule and get two weeks to prepare for one of their two challenging SEC games.
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Would seem to be a logistical nightmare with bowls, playoffs, contracts to lengthen the season. I saw shorten it if necessary and less of a break between end of regular season and bowls. Start in October. Conferences need to reduce conf schedules and ensure reasonable parity and should really start these talks now.
Reply2 months
Bama fans gonna be upset that they won’t have a cakewalk non-conference schedule this year.
Reply2 months
I'd rather start it in October or November and end it in the spring. That way the 2021 offseason would be really short. :dancinbanana:
Reply2 months
What this article really tells me is that women’s basketball loses $4,000,000 a year.
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