NCAA sets sights on 6-week calendar to get college football started on time
The NCAA College Football Oversight Committee is setting it sights on a six-week plan that would get the season started on time, according to a report from Sports Illustrated.
On Monday, Sports Illustrated reported that a draft version of a four-phase plan was introduced, which would allow football activities to begin in July. That plan recommends that coaches be allowed to interact with football players during the first wee in July.
Fall camp practices would then be set for mid-July.
The first games of the 2020 college football season are scheduled to begin on Aug. 29 to open Week 0. The following week, more teams will be starting the season sometime between Sept. 3 and Sept. 7.
NEWS: #NCAA FB Oversight Committee is set to approve this week a preseason practice plan that'll include walk-thrus – with a ball! – starting in mid/late July.
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) June 8, 2020
According to the report, the committee is expected to submit a proposal later this month.
So far, several schools have allowed student-athletes to return to campus. There are protocols in place to handle any individual who tests positive for COVID-19 during this time.
While there are no certainties, college presidents, conference commissioners and athletic directors are becoming increasingly optimistic that the 2020 season will begin on time. In an interview with KETV over the weekend, Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos said he was “80 percent” confident that the Huskers and the rest of college football would be starting on time.