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Sport Northern Colorado becomes latest FCS team to opt out of spring football

06:15  22 january  2021
06:15  22 january  2021 Source:   thecomeback.com

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Towson opted out of the spring football season. In late September 2020, the NCAA announced that the FCS postseason would take place in April and May 2021.[4] Also announced was a reduction of participating teams from 24 to 16, with 11 automatic qualifiers.[4] The first round of the playoffs is

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When schools chose to play football in the spring, they were hoping that we will have turned a corner on COVID-19 by then. Well, that didn’t happen for a number of reasons and now these same schools are faced with the same decision they had to make six months ago.

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Northern Colorado is the latest in the FCS to announce they are opting out of the spring season. In a post on their website, UNC said they would “pursue a modified non-conference schedule in late spring” and prepare to play in the fall. Pretty much, Northern Colorado is planning to do something that would look more like a traditional spring football routine. They are the fifth Big Sky school to opt out of playing spring football or planning a modified schedule.

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The College Football Playoff is poised to go on largely as scheduled, just without Big Ten or Pac-12 teams participating, and there is optimism that the development of rapid tests for COVID-19 could make playing safer than originally anticipated. North Dakota State will not play any football this fall.

Most FCS schools went to play in the spring. Really, just three schools played what would be considered a full schedule; Stephen F. Austin (6-3), Central Arkansas (5-4), and Eastern Kentucky (3-6). The other 124 teams either attempted to play and played a few games or ditched the fall season completely.

Even though there is hope with the implementation of COVID vaccine, positive cases have remained high throughout the country and that wasn’t expected by many of these schools. Now, over 30 teams have already modified their spring plans after believing they could play. There’s a good chance that more teams will follow suit until the season starts next month.

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