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HCA: Pac-12 to discuss plans for 2020 in meeting on Tuesday

The group is rumored to agree on a plan that includes cancelling the 2020 football season

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According to an article written by Kyle Bonagura of ESPN, the Pac-12 conference is holding a meeting this afternoon and is expected to vote on what they will do with the coming season. The vote is suspected to put an end to Pac-12 football in 2020 and/or come up with plans on how to proceed.

The CEO group, which includes a president or chancellor from each Pac-12 conference school, has had meetings the past few days and is also looking at options that include delaying the season to the spring.

Bonagura says in his article that the conference held a meeting on Monday evening with the coaches and athletic directors of each school to inform them of what direction that the conference is leaning towards. The meeting last night could lean towards a bad sign for the meeting today, a fall without football.

According to an article by USA Today that came out Monday, the Big 10 conference held a meeting with their members of the conference that included a 12-2 vote against playing football this season. The Big 10 said later on that no vote had taken place yet.

The Big 10 and the Pac-12 could be the first dominoes to tumble as we are possibly looking at a fall with no college football. While there has been no announcement on if they will try for a season in the spring, athletes on twitter have been very vocal in saying that having a season in the spring makes no sense as they will have a very quick turn around with 3-5 months of a break between the spring season and the start of the 2021 season. That break gets cut significantly when you put summer and fall camp into play.

David Petron, the Utah Utes team doctor, said in an interview on ESPN 700 in Salt Lake City that the recommendation that was given to Larry Scott on Monday said that the conference and its athletes should stop contact right away. That document will be available for the conference CEO group and their meeting later today.

Matt Calkins of the Seattle Times posted an article on Monday asking the question “What’s the rush?” He goes on to point out that the conference does not have a game scheduled for almost seven weeks and that a decision on the season does not have to come right away.

What do you think the Pac-12 should do in regards to having a 2020 season?



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