NEW ORLEANS, La. (WDSU) — The biggest sports conferences in the NCAA are moving towards canceling fall sports due to the ongoing COVID-19 health pandemic.
Sports Illustrated reports meetings are being planned among the Power 5 conferences this week and the expected resolution is postponing sports until 2021.
The Mid-American Conference postponed fall sports on Saturday, the same day The Big Ten halted fully-padded football practices.
Locally, Tulane started football practice last week and the Green Wave are scheduled to open play Sept. 3 vs. Southeastern Louisiana.
LSU is scheduled to begin practicing Aug. 17 and the Tigers will play Sept. 26 at home in Baton Rouge against SEC rival Ole Miss.
In the report, a source tells Forde and Dellenger, “I think by the end of the week the fall sports will be postponed in all conferences.”
By: WDSU Digital Team