Report: Ivy League considering multiple alterations to 2020 college football season
The Ivy League is considering multiple alterations to the 2020 college football season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to according to Mark Blaudschun of TMG Sports.
One of the Ivy League’s initial ideas is to trim the nonconference season from the schedule and play a 7-game, league-only slate this fall. That has been a topic of conversation across multiple leagues over the past few months and could be a realistic for not only the Ivy League, but other conferences, as well.
Per the report, the second option the Ivy League is pondering is moving the season from fall to spring. That is another idea that has been discussed widely on all levels, but the practicality seems unlikely.
If the schedule moves to spring, it would also be a league-only season:
The second plan, which is gaining momentum because of the increasing number of positive Covid-19 cases in the country, would shut down football until next spring, with a start up (for practice) in March and another 7-game (conference opponents only) beginning in April and concluding in mid-May.
The Ivy League — an FCS division — only plays 10 games in the regular season and doesn’t have a conference championship game.
With concerns about the season growing as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in certain states, the Ivy League could implement one of these two options.