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What do you know, right after we get official news Big Ten is returning and news that the wheels are in motion for a Pac-12 football return, MACtion is on the clock. Brett McMurphy followed up on a report from the Toledo Blade:
Sorry, title game would be Dec. 18 or 19 https://t.co/sSz4IOPbjJ
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) September 17, 2020
Pat Forde implies it needs to escalate from the athletic directors to the university presidents:
MAC sources say a potential return to fall football is "at the athletic director level" right now. Would obviously need to get to the next level to have a shot. Mountain West appears to be step ahead. Pac-12 obviously trying as well.
Didn't we go through all this once?
— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) September 17, 2020
Power-five conferences have better resources to handle the volume of Covid-19 testing and other safety protocols necessary to do a season than do mid-major conferences. Who knows what percent chance we could put on all this, but the way momentum has been building over the past couple weeks for football seasons previously thought to be dead, it’s definitely a situation that warrants monitoring.