COVID-19 college football cancellations and postponements list

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The 2020 College Football America Yearbook is out now and you can grab a copy at Amazon or Barnes and Noble right now. And while we’re proud of our book and we think it has great information for the 2020 season, we’re as cognizant as every other college football fan about the uncertainty of this 2020 football season.

Our book went to press in early July, but now that our book is out, we won’t be able to update adjustments made by teams and conferences for the 2020 season. Our 2020 COVID-19 cancellations page will be updated as often as possible with new cancellations or adjustments to the 2020 season by team and conference. If you know of any that we’re missing, let us know on our Twitter feed, @RoadTripSports, and we’ll make the updates.

2020 COVID-19 college football cancellations and postponements (updated 1 pm CST Aug. 5)

NCAA: The governing body announced guidelines for play and told each of its divisions that it must decide whether to offer fall championships by Aug. 21. (Aug. 5)

FBS

Atlantic Coast Conference: The league announced it would move to an 11-game schedule, with 10 conference games and one non-conference game, beginning play the week of Sept. 7-12. (July 29)

Big Ten Conference: The league announced that it would postpone fall sports with an eye on playing them, including football, in the spring. (Aug. 11)

Big 12 Conference: The league announced it will play a 10-game schedule in 2020. (Aug. 3)

Mid-American Conference: The league announced that it would postpone all fall sports. (Aug. 8)

Mountain West Conference: The league announced that it would postpone all fall sports. (Aug. 10)

Old Dominion: A member of Conference USA, the Monarchs announced they were canceling fall sports. (Aug. 10)

Pac-12 Conference: Postponed all athletic competition to Jan. 1, 2021. (Aug. 11)

Southeastern Conference: The league announced it would move to a 10-game, conference-only schedule and begin play on Sept. 26. (July 30)

Sun Belt ConferenceThe league announced that it would begin play on Labor Day weekend with an 8-game conference schedule and flexibility for schools to add as many as four non-conference games. (Aug. 4)

Navy: The Midshipmen canceled their game with Lafayette on Sept. 12. (July 3)

New Mexico State: Postponed its fall football season to the spring. (Aug. 13)

UConn: Canceled its 2020 football season. The Huskies were the first FBS program to do so. (Aug. 5)

UMass: Canceled its 2020 football season. (Aug. 12)

FCS

Big Sky: The conference’s presidents reportedly voted to postpone the 2020 football season to the spring. (Aug. 6)

Big South: Postponed fall sports to spring. (Aug. 12)

CAAMembership voted to suspend the 2020 fall football season. (July 17)

HBCU games – The Southern-Tennessee State game in Detroit, scheduled for Sept. 5, and the Jackson State-Tennessee State game in Memphis, scheduled for Sept. 12, have been canceled. (June 17)

Ivy Leaguesuspended all athletic activity, including football, until at least January 1, 2021. A decision will be made at a later date about whether football will be played in the spring. (July 7)

Mid-Eastern Athletic ConferenceSuspended fall sports. No decision on whether fall sports would be played in Spring of 2021. (July 16)

Missouri Valley Football Conference: Postponed the football schedule to the spring. (Aug. 7)

Northeast ConferencePostponed all fall sports to the spring. (July 29)

Ohio Valley Conference – postponed its fall 2020 season. (Aug. 14)

Patriot LeagueCanceled fall sports for 2020 (July 13).

Pioneer Football LeagueAnnounced that the league would not play its fall schedule. (Aug. 7)

Southern ConferenceAnnounced that the league would postpone league play until the spring. (Aug. 13)

Southland ConferencePostponed fall competition, but gave individual schools the freedom to attempt to schedule non-conference games. (Aug. 13).

Southwestern Athletic ConferencePostponed fall sports to the Spring of 2021. (July 20)

Division II

Division II: The Division II Presidents Council canceled all fall championships. Division II schools have the option to play the regular season. (Aug. 5)

Central Intercollegiate Athletic AssociationSuspended all fall sports (July 9).

Great American ConferenceThe league announced in May it would play a 10-game in-conference schedule beginning Sept. 10. That has not changed.

Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic ConferenceSuspended all athletic competition through 2020. (Aug. 12)

Great Lakes Valley ConferencePostponed several fall sports, including football, to the spring. (July 27)

Great Northwest Athletic ConferenceSuspended all fall sports through Nov. 30. (July 18)

Gulf South ConferencePostponed four fall sports, including football, until 2021. (June 23)

Lone Star ConferencePostponed fall competition. (Aug. 7)

Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Postponed the start of league competition until at least Sept. 28. (July 20)

Mountain EastDelayed the start of fall sports, including football, until Oct. 1. (June 21)

Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – Canceled fall sports, leaving open the chance to play in the spring. (Aug. 13)

Northeast-10: Suspended conference competition through Dec. 31. (July 16)

Pennsylvania State Athletic Conferencesuspended all fall sports for 2020. (July 15)

Rocky Mountain Athletic ConferencePostponed all fall sports. (Aug. 7)

South Atlantic ConferencePostponed all fall sports. (Aug. 7)

Southern Intercollegiate Athletic ConferenceThe conference announced that it would suspend all sports for Fall of 2020. (July 9)

Division III

Division III – The Division III Presidents Council canceled all fall championships. (Aug. 5)

American Rivers Conference – Postponed football to the spring. (Aug. 12)

American Southwest ConferencePushed back several fall sports, including football, to the spring. (July 24)

Centennial ConferenceSuspended sports for the fall semester (July 7)

College Conference of Illinois and WisconsinPostponed fall competition to the spring. (July 27)

Commonwealth Coast ConferenceSuspended all fall sports. (July 17)

Eastern Collegiate Football ConferenceCanceled its 2020 season. (July 14)

Empire 8Postponed fall competition, including football, with that date to restart to be determined. (July 14)

Heartland Collegiate Athletics ConferenceMoved football and several other high-contact sports to the spring. (July 27)

Liberty LeagueCanceled all fall athletic competition, including football. (July 22)

Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic ConferenceCanceled all fall sports competition, leaving open return in spring. (July 16)

Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic AssociationPostponed Fall sports competition. (July 30)

Middle Atlantic ConferenceAfter postponing their season on July 10, the MAC suspended all fall sports. (July 24)

Midwest ConferenceEliminated non-conference play for all sports. (July 16)

Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Postponed high-contact fall sports, including football. (July 28)

NESCACCanceled all fall sports (July 10)

New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic ConferenceCanceled fall sports for 2020. (July 16)

New Jersey Athletic ConferenceSuspended all Fall sports. (July 28)

Northern Athletics Collegiate ConferencePostponed all fall competition. (July 27)

North Coast Athletic ConferenceSuspended all fall sports. (July 22)

Northwest ConferenceSuspended football and other fall sports. (July 22)

Ohio Athletic Conference Postponed the fall sports season. (July 24)

Old Dominion Athletic ConferencePostponed all fall and winter sports. (July 21)

Presidents’ Athletic Conference Postponed all “high contact sports” including football to the spring. (July 24)

Southern Athletic Associationsuspended athletics for the Fall 2020 semester. (July 16)

Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic ConferenceCanceled fall competition for all high-contact sports, including football. (July 24)

USA South ConferencePostponed all fall competition to the spring. (July 28)

Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic ConferenceCanceled football, along with several other fall sports. (July 27)

NAIA

NAIApostponed the fall football championship to spring of 2021. (July 31)

Frontier ConferenceMoved its football season to the spring of 2021. (Aug. 13)

Great Plains Athletic Conferenceintends to play football in the fall. (July 21)

Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conferenceintends to being football on Sept. 12, as previously stated. (July 29)

Mid-States Football Associationmoved its schedule to the spring of 2021. (July 31)

Sooner Athletic Conferenceintends to play three games in the fall and six SAC games in the spring to determine its champion. (July 31)

College of Idahomoved all fall sports to the spring. (July 17).

Eastern Oregonsuspended all fall sports. (July 14)

Langstonsuspending athletics for the fall semester. (July 3)

Lyonsuspended fall athletic competition. (July 24)

Texas College canceled fall athletics. (July 3)

Southern OregonSuspended fall sports. (July 17)

NJCAA

The NJCAA announced that it was moving all close-contact sports, including football, to the Spring of 2021. (July 13)

CCCAA

The CCCAA announced that it was moving all fall sports, including football, to Spring of 2021. (July 9)

Unaffiliated

The Apprentice School and Williamson Trades have canceled football for 2020. (July 16)

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