The Wisconsin legend said he's 'afraid' ahead of the 2020 season and has a variety of valid concerns as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across the country.
It’s too early to declare the 2020 football season over. But the path to cancellation appears more obvious than the path to any type of functional and recognizable season.
The Big Ten is now scheduled to be the first major conference to kick off the 2020 football season, as the league’s opening schedule is slated for Sept. 5.
The news just kept coming over the weekend and Dan Wetzel and Pete Thamel are here to break it all down. In the Pac-12, players released a list of demands ranging from health and safety, racial equality and a revenue split. Will this holdout be a true agent of change? SI’s Pat Forde may be absent from the podcast today but he was plenty busy over the weekend. He and his teammates broke a story suggesting the Power 5 could split with the NCAA over fall championships in 2020. Just how close are we to a major schism and would it be the right move for the Power 5 not only in 2020 but beyond. And in SEC country, the state of Mississippi is deciding on a new flag and one official submission caught out eye. How can we get Elijah Moore officially on the flag?
The Pac-12 effort for player unity was an admirable start for change, as the overall ethos should end up outshining a number of flaws.
Army, Navy and Air Force all essentially operate in a bubble, which affords them what the other 127 FBS schools lack – a controlled environment to prepare for this unprecedented season.
The size of the movement is unknown, and it’s also uncertain if it will include star players who can use their status to amplify the message.
Late Wednesday, the ACC released an 11-game schedule that included one non-conference matchup after catching wind the SEC was going with a conference-only model. The SEC, unfazed by the grandstanding, pushed forward and announced their 10-game conference-only plan on Thursday (after this podcast was recorded). Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel, and SI’s Pat Forde parse through the breaking news. Will Notre Dame love their new digs or will they bounce back to independence after this season? Staying in the ACC, Virginia Tech standout and projected first-round talent Caleb Farley opted to try his luck in the NFL. Just how many players will follow his lead? Finally, the guys have an update on the sex-crazed monkeys taking over in Thailand as well as an animal uprising closer to home.