The Big Ten and Pac-12 have postponed their fall sports seasons. Both Power 5 conferences anticipate attempting to play their football schedules in the spring.
The announcements came after several days of speculation following the MAC’s postponement on Saturday. Monday saw the Mountain West and Old Dominion postpone their seasons, while UMass became the second independent FBS school alongside UConn to cancel its fall football season.
At the moment, the ACC, SEC and Big 12 will continue their pursuit to play the season, following previously announced schedule adjustments. SEC and ACC medical advisors reportedly said a fall season was a possibility — opposite the guidance given by Big Ten and Pac-12 advisors.
A decision to postpone the season doesn’t come lightly for the schools or conferences, as most Power 5 schools bring in more than half their athletic departments’ revenue through football. Last season, the 65 Power 5 schools generated more than $4 billion in football revenue.