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MAC Conference Cancels Football for 2020


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The Mid-American conference is the first football conference of of the football bowl subdivision opting not to play this fall. They will consider playing in the spring not sure that will happen. UConn a independent was the first FBS to announce on Wednesday that it would not play this year.

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As usual in college sports, it is all about money. Colleges and many supporters of college athletics complain about players wanting money and try to shape college athletics as a pure and altruistic experience. This season was cancelled because the MAC schools lost their cash cow non conference games and will not pony up to support the sport. Not very pure and altruistic. No support for the kids in this decision.

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This could go any way, but it's not shocking the MAC made this decision. Most of the schools were going to take a significant hit with the SEC and Big 10 going to conference only games and ACC allowing for one non conference game, but has to be instate. Similarly to UConn, scheduling and money make it easy for them to cancel. Also, it will or would take a lot of money from the confernce to perform testing to each school, which they probably couldn't do because of the added cost financially. I'm not sure if there will be football, but until a Power 5 conference decides to pontpone then I'm not going to get too worked up about it. The SEC moving their practice date and first game date back was a very wise decision because this way they don't have to do what the Big 10 did and make a public announcment saying their "pausing" their next steps. In reality, they're just staying in helments and it's not that big of a deal. It becomes a big deal if they make a decision to postpone fall sports. 

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