Report: ‘Strong conviction’ there will be college football this season
Football fans have been wondering if the coronavirus pandemic will linger long enough to force the sport to postpone or cancel the upcoming season, but there is reportedly confidence that the latter is not going to happen.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter spoke with people in and around college football, and the reporter said there is “strong conviction” that there will be football this season. While people seem less confident about the season starting on time, it sounds like most would be stunned if it is canceled altogether.
Speaking to people in and around college football this week, there is “strong conviction” there will be college football this season. Uncertainty about when – multiple scenarios being debated – but they sound certain there still will be college football this season.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 9, 2020
The coronavirus outbreak has led to thousands of deaths across the globe. The United States had more than 16,000 deaths as of Thursday and could surpass Italy’s death total at some point, but any predictions that are being made about August or September are very premature.
Both Major League Baseball and the NBA are still pushing to resume their seasons, and they may need to get extremely creative in order to make that happen. However, the fact that both leagues think there is a path to resuming their seasons is a good sign for football.
We have already seen some prominent people within sports speculate about whether or not there will be football, but health experts can’t even see that far into the future. That discussion is one that really should wait.