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Sports FCS playoffs postponed after conferences delay fall season

02:46  08 august  2020
02:46  08 august  2020 Source:   thescore.com

Wisconsin AD: Athletic department 'at risk' if football season canceled

  Wisconsin AD: Athletic department 'at risk' if football season canceled Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez is warning that the school's athletic department could be in danger if the 2020 college football season is canceled. In an open letter to fans Thursday, Alvarez said the university could lose more than $100 million if the upcoming campaign doesn't take place. "Regardless of what our fall season looks like, we are facing a great financial challenge," Alvarez wrote. "I don't think it's an embellishment toIn an open letter to fans Thursday, Alvarez said the university could lose more than $100 million if the upcoming campaign doesn't take place.

Six of 13 FCS conferences have postponed or canceled their fall football season , leaving about 75 FCS members still considering playing . Charleston Southern of the Big South plans to play a fall schedule whether there is an FCS playoff or not, athletic director Jeff Barber said recently.

On Thursday, the SPC postponed its fall season until Sept. 8 and any counter games wouldn’t occur until the week of Sept. 21. “The conference will not regulate when or how individual member schools hold training sessions or practices.” “As a conference committed to the health and safety of our

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Even if some schools play a football regular season starting in the coming weeks, the FCS playoffs won't take place in the fall.

After the Pioneer Football League and Big Sky Conference delayed their fall sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the lower half of NCAA's Division I will fall short of fielding 50% of eligible teams in the regular season, which the NCAA requires for the playoffs to be held.

The Pioneer Football League and Big Sky Conference are open to resuming activities in the spring, and both conferences want the FCS to make the same decision. Over 70 of the 127 FCS schools have now announced fall competitions won't go forward.

Draisaitl over opponents: they will not underestimate

 Draisaitl over opponents: they will not underestimate © Mark Humphrey / AP / dpa Will not take the opponent lightly: NHL top scorer Leon Draisaitl in action. According to top scorer Leon Draisaitl, the Edmonton Oilers will not underestimate their first opponent in the extended NHL playoffs. «We will definitely not take them lightly. We will be well prepared, »announced the 24-year-old international ice hockey player. Edmonton will meet the Chicago Blackhawks from Saturday.

Big West postpones fall sports: The Big West Conference is postponing all fall sports through the end of the calendar year. The conference will determine later if conducting fall sports in the spring would be feasible. Tuesday, July 28: The NCAA is allowing all major college football teams to begin

The Cardinals game Friday against the Chicago Cubs was postponed after another St Louis player tested positive for Covid-19.

The deadline for the Division I council to determine the status of its playoffs is Aug. 21. North Dakota State has won three straight FCS national titles and eight of the past nine championship games.

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