The list of conferences that won't have a fall season due to the COVID-19 pandemic is growing, with the Big Sky and Pioneer League announcing their intentions on Friday and raising a list that includes the CAA, Ivy, MEAC, Northeast, Patriot and SWAC to eight. The Missouri Valley is allowing only nonconference games, which means the Big South, Ohio Valley, Southern and Southland are the only conferences still determining their direction. The schools and conferences that move forward with a fall season have the right to do if they continue to meet various COVID-19 protocols.
The seven that have remained hopeful with having a fall season must determine their direction following Tuesday's NCAA Board of Governors meeting, where discussion centered around potential competition during the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting ended without any immediate announcement, although NCAA president Mark Emmert later said one will be made on Wednesday. Whether the NCAA will sponsor its 22 championship events, including the FCS playoffs, was a key topic.