Mountain West cancels fall football but will consider spring
The Mountain West has become the second FBS conference to cancel its fall sports season, including college football.
As first reported by Brett McMurphy of Stadium, the conference will instead consider staging a spring college football season.
More news: Mountain West cancels fall football season because of COVID player health & safety concerns, sources told @Stadium. League will consider playing in spring. MW & MAC are 1st two FBS leagues opting not to play, bringing total to 26 FBS programs https://t.co/LPi7iX4tzA
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 10, 2020
The Mountain West joins the Mid-American Conference in canceling its season. Both are Group of Five conferences, and are to date the only ones to make the decision publicly. Reports earlier Monday indicated that the Big Ten has also made a decision, but that has not been publicly announced.
The Mountain West’s decision may end up being a prelude to more higher-profile cancellations throughout the remainder of the week.