Two people with direct knowledge of the situation told the Free Press that the top ten presidents are expected to meet on Saturday afternoon to discuss the future of the conference’s autumn sports season.
The spring football season is likely to come.
The source was informed of the conference call, but was not authorized to discuss the call publicly. The Big Ten nations confirmed the regular meeting of the presidents on Saturday, but according to sources, the topic of conversation has shifted to college football season.
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The source said that although no decision has been made, the source told the Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren (Kevin Warren) prefers the spring football season.
A few hours after the Central American Conference (including Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan, and Western Michigan), the Presidential Conference took place. This is the first time FBS has cancelled its fall college football season after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said on the conference call that MAC will continue to pursue the spring football season.
Michigan State and Michigan State University opened summer camps on Friday. After the MAC announcement, on Saturday, the Big Ten said that all schools must maintain helmet and shorts training. It is not clear when the full practice will begin.
Steinbrecher said that MAC’s decision to cancel this season is not for economic reasons, although the Power Five conference has been converted to a conference-only schedule, so the conference will lose millions of dollars in game guarantee revenue due to the cancellation of the game. (ACC and Big 12 allow teams to play a non-conference game; Big 10, SEC and Pac-12 are only available for conferences.)
Steinbrecher said: “First of all, this is a health and well-being decision.” “We don’t know what this will mean financially.”
Kent State University (Kent State) is facing a loss of $5 million in gaming guarantees and is among the top five-a-side schools in the country. According to data compiled by USA Today Sports, Buffalo ($2.7 million), Bowling Green ($2.2 million) and Central Michigan ($2.15 million) are also expected to suffer significant losses.
Central Michigan’s losses came from matches against Nebraska ($1.3 million) and Northwest Airlines ($850,000). Eastern Michigan will lose $1.45 million in the cancelled games against Missouri ($1.1 million) and Kentucky ($350,000).
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