The MAC hopes to move all fall sports, including football, to the spring, and there's a growing belief other conferences — particularly in the Group of 5 — will try to do the same. Or perhaps even in the Big Ten, where conference commissioner Kevin Warren also is favoring a spring season, sources told the Free Press on Saturday. Neither Wetherbee nor Western Michigan athletic director Kathy Beauregard could speculate on what a spring season might look like.
There will be no #MACtion in 2020. The Mid-American Conference canceled its fall football season on Saturday, according to an initial report from Stadium's Brett McMurphy. MAC presidents voted on whether to cancel the season after Northern Illinois president Lisa Freeman — a former research research scientist — told fellow presidents on Thursday that her school planned not to play in the fall.
KALAMAZOO, MI - The Southeastern Conference announced Thursday its football teams will play 10-game, conference-only schedules in 2020, and with that, Eastern Michigan saw the cancellation of two nonleague matchups. The Eagles were scheduled to visit Kentucky for the season opener on Sept. and travel to Missouri for a Week 4 matchup with the Tigers, but the SEC's presidents and chancellors approved a 10-game schedule that begins Sept.