Report: “In the next 72 hours college football is going to come to a complete stop.”


BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA – NOVEMBER 30: Head coach Ed Orgeron of the LSU Tigers greets fans prior to the start of a game against the Texas A&M Aggies at Tiger Stadium on November 30, 2019 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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.

Journalists Pat Forde and Ross Dellenger broke the news on Saturday.

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

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