Iowa State’s recently announced non-conference football game against Ball State on Sept. not only represents on-the-fly scheduling, but also provides a peek into what could be out-of-the-box wording of non-conference athletic event contracts. For example, five times in the three-page contract, the word “COVID-19” is mentioned.
Iowa State has added Ball State to its 2020 home football schedule to replace the canceled Cy-Hawk Series game at Iowa. The Cyclones and Cardinals will play Sept. Ball State was available because its game at Michigan was canceled as part of the Big Ten’s decision to play conference games only.
The coaches there were really genuine. Tyler Stockton, my position coach (defensive coordinator/inside linebackers), is a great guy. He talked to me basically on a weekly basis, just seeing how I was doing and checking up.