PONTIFICATING FROM THE SUNSHINE STATE – SEPTEMBER 24
By Leo Haggerty
THE GANG’S ALL HERE
In relation to NCAA football, the party can start. The gang’s all here so the speak.
Late today, the PAC 12 made the decision to resume play starting on November 6th. The seven-game schedule will conclude with the championship game on December 19th.
This comes on the heels of The Big Ten’s choosing to restart their conference season. Opening games will be the weekend of October 24.
The Big Ten does have a unique scheduling quirk. It has to do with the conference championship tilt on December 19th. Those institutions not playing in the title contest will play cross-division opponents so all schools have a total of nine games.
So, as it relates to the Power Five conferences, all the participants will be up and playing by the beginning of November. I believe you’ll now see other conferences vote to play an abbreviated schedule.
Here’s hoping that everything works out as planned. If not, there will be some conference schedule makers burning the midnight oil to find a way to reschedule games.
Schools have to be extremely diligent in testing and getting the results almost immediately especially on game day. That way they want expose their players as well as the opposition to Covid-19.
Hey, Notre Dame are you listening? Enough said.