Momentum continues to shift in favor of a college football season this fall.
This evening, Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger broke the news that the American Athletic Conference is planning to play its 2020 season as scheduled.
“The AAC is continuing to move forward with a 2020 fall season after athletic directors met tonight to discuss potential scenarios,” Dellenger reported. “Presidents meet tomorrow, where there is not expected to be a vote, barring significant movement from the Power 5 level.”
The AAC consists of Central Florida, Cincinnati, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, Navy, South Florida, SMU, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa, and Wichita State.
This news comes after Stadium insider Brett McMurphy broke the news that both Conference USA and the Sun Belt Conference have decided to move forward with the college football season as planned.
“Conference USA schools still planning to play football this fall, even [with] league member [Old Dominion] canceling fall season,” McMurphy reported. “C-USA ADs met today [and] are “holding firm on playing in fall.”‘
“Sun Belt Conference plans to follow SEC’s lead & play sports this fall,” McMurphy said in another tweet.
While three conferences have internally agreed to play, the Ivy League, MAC, and Mountain West Conference, along with individual programs such as UCONN and Old Dominion have all canceled the fall 2020 football season.
In terms of Power Five programs, the Big Ten and Pac-12 are reportedly leaning toward canceling or postponing the season, while the SEC and ACC are fighting to figure out a way to play the season as planned. The Big 12 is reportedly on the fence regarding its stance on the issue.
Nonetheless, barring a change of heart, it appears we will get college football this fall with the Sun Belt, Conference USA, and the AAC.