The Mid-American Conference was the first conference to postpone college football and now it’s the last to come back. MAC schools unanimously voted to return to action with a six-game, conference-only schedule starting in November.
In classic MAC fashion, the November games will be played on weeknights before shifting to a Saturday slate in December. With the MAC’s announcement, all 10 Football Bowl Subdivision conferences will play in 2020.
While all the conferences are suiting up, three FBS schools won’t: UConn, Old Dominion and New Mexico State.
- The MAC started midweek games in 1999.
- ESPN started broadcasting the midweek games regularly in the early 2010s.
- The network signed a 13-year extension with the MAC in 2014, worth a reported $100 million.