MAC in Action

    • Mid-week MAC football games have been a staple for more than 20 years.
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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. 

MACtion: 

  • 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.