REPORT: College Football Games Might Be Played In The Summer Amid The Coronavirus Crisis

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College football games might happen sooner than later because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Right now, the 2020 college football season is in some serious jeopardy as the war against the virus rages on. With the season’s fate hanging by a thread, colleges are starting to consider alternatives. According to Sports Business Journal, an option being discussed is to play games in July, August and September to play the games in warmer weather. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

I spoke to a college football coach at length about this Saturday night, and he doesn’t think there’s any chance games happen in July.

He said you’d have to be have practices rolling by the start of June at the latest, and there’s no indication that will be allowed anytime soon. The Big Ten won’t let activities start up until May at the earliest.

So, while I’d take college football games however I could get them, this seems like an incredibly unrealistic plan.


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We’d have to essentially be able to go in two months. Right now, there’s no sign that bars or anything else will be open in the near future.

If they won’t even open up the bars, then I find it hard to believe we’ll be playing football in a couple months.

Hopefully, this war is over sooner than later, and we can just have the college football season as planned. However, I’m also mentally prepared for that to not happen.


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While it doesn’t make me happy, it’s important to attack problems head-on. Let’s all hope week one rolls around without any issues. Nobody is hoping I’m wrong more than I am.