On the Brink

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    • Decisions by Power 5 conferences could come this week.

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All eyes are on the Big Ten and Pac-12 as the two Power 5 conferences are rumored to be close to canceling their fall sports seasons, a decision they could announce today. Conflicting reports came out Monday as to when, and if, they’d cancel.

Reports also suggest the ACC and Big 12 are undecided, while the SEC intends to play. Regardless, the fate of this college football season is likely to be known by the end of the week.

Following the MAC’s cancellation Saturday, dominoes continued to fall. The Mountain West postponed its season Monday. Old Dominion became the second FBS school to cancel its season.

Even if a season does happen, players have seemed to reach a tipping point. A coalition of athletes from the Power 5 conferences, led in part by Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, have come together advocating to play. The #WeWantToPlay group could be the early formations of a players association, especially as the name, image and likeness rules continue to develop.