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Patriot League Cancels All Fall Sports, Unclear If Football Will Move To The Spring

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The Patriot League has canceled all fall sports.

The FCS football league announced Monday that “teams will not engage in competition in the fall season,” and “decisions surrounding winter and spring sport competition will be made at a later date.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

It’s not known if the Patriot League will try to play football in the spring like the Ivy League.

 

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Another domino falls in the war against coronavirus, and it’s not falling in the direction we need them to.

While the Patriot League might not be the SEC or Big 10, it’s still a division one conference. The FCS is right below the FBS.

 

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The fact a second FCS conference just canceled all fall sports is a really bad sign of what might be looming on the horizon.

I hope I’m wrong. I hope this is just FCS teams choosing to pack it in and it ends there. However, I have a feeling that might not end up being the case.

Right now, two FCS conferences are sitting out the upcoming season. Is that good? No, it’s obviously not, but there’s still no reason to overreact.

 

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Let’s keep hoping things turn around and turn around in a big way. Otherwise, college football is going to be in major trouble.