Power Five Leaders met on Sunday to discuss the feasibility of the 2020 college football season, with talks continuing on Monday



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    <p>In the midst of the coronovirus epidemic, Power Five conference commissioners met on Sunday to discuss the feasibility of playing the 2020 football season at this college, multiple sources tell CBS Sports.  The commissioner will meet again on Monday morning.  The highest-ranked athletic voices in conferences acknowledge that college football or any sport is unlikely this fall.

ESPN previously reported what the “emergency” meeting was deemed, citing multiple sources. However, Sunday’s meeting was scheduled in advance and was not unplanned, sources tell CBS Sports.

“It’s a constant conversation we’ve been having for weeks,” Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bolsby told CBS Sports on Sunday night. “We talk almost every day. I don’t know that decisions have been made.”

He said: “You don’t want to believe everything you read. It was a regularly scheduled call. We talked about a whole bunch of different things. If we don’t accept the trend then we will All will be less than honest. It is disturbing and the last two weeks or three weeks have not been positive. ”

CBS Sports reported on Saturday that two Power Five athletic directors considered the cancellation of Fall Sports and the 2020 college football season to be a ‘mandatory’ conclusion of negotiations at their respective conferences.

“I think it’s inevitable [the season will not be played in the fall]”, A veteran Power Five athletic director said on Saturday.

“It is not fair what we are doing for our coaches and student-athletes,” another long-time Power Five AD said Saturday. “The sooner we can come to a final, the better.”

Neither AD could be identified due to the sensitivity of the condition.

The deadlock for the meeting was reported in a recent discussion between Big Ten presidents as league presidents are leaning towards canceling their conference session and hope the ACC, Big 12, Pac-12 And where will the SEC stand.

CBS Sports reported on Saturday that Big Ten presidents still have to vote on whether to cancel the falling game in 2020.

Bolsby is unable to ascertain whether the Power Five Conference will unite on the decision to cancel the season. “Ultimately, we have to do what’s best for our league,” he said.

On Saturday, the MAC became the first FBS conference to cancel its 2020 college football season. Yukon, an independent program, canceled its season on Wednesday.

“My opinion is that when that happens, no [the 2020 season is canceled], “Said the second CE.”[The MAC announcement] Adds more speed to the finish line. I think everyone’s medical group is now telling them the same thing. We all keep having the same conversation. ”

More than 30 Power Five players, including several potential first-round draft picks, have opted out of play in 2020, citing health concerns.

The president of Pac-12 will meet in a regularly scheduled call on Tuesday. A Power Five source told CBS Sports that they believe the Pac-12 is “very close to voting.” The ACC, Big 12 and SEC have also held regular meetings in the coming week.

The Big Ten announced on Saturday that it would allow players to use the pads because of the “indefinitely” delayed Phase 3 practice. Detroit free press Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren is believed to like to try to play the season in spring 2021. The Big Ten was the first conference to announce that he would go to a conference several weeks earlier.

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