Mountain West postpones fall sports; Sun Belt, Conference USA intend to play

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The Mountain West announced Monday the indefinite postponement of all scheduled fall sports

“The Mountain West will begin to explore the feasibility of rescheduling fall sports competition, including the possibility of those sports competing in the spring, and develop options for consideration,” the conference said in a news release.

The Mid-American Conference also has canceled fall sports for 2020, and UConn (independent) and Old Dominion (Conference USA) have announced they won’t play football this fall.

Mountain West football member schools are UNLV, Hawaii, San Jose State, San Diego State, Fresno State, Nevada, Colorado State, Boise State, Utah State, New Mexico, Air Force and Wyoming.

Meanwhile, the Sun Belt Conference plans to follow the SEC and ACC’s lead and intends to play sports this fall, Brett McMurphy of Stadium Network reports. So, too, does Conference USA despite ODU opting out, according to McMurphy.

2 responses to “Mountain West postpones fall sports; Sun Belt, Conference USA intend to play

  1. No one watches these small conferences. Without fans in the stands do they make any money? They think people will watch just cause others aren’t playing? Won’t happen for long.

  2. YOU may not watch the smaller conferences, but a lot of people do. My daughter goes to Wyoming and on Football Saturdays, Laramie becomes the 2nd largest city in the state. It’s not Michigan or Penn State, but 40k people still show up for the games. My wife is a Colorado State alumni and 50K+ show up for their games as well. They even have TV contract as well. The loss of football this year for fans of the smaller conferences hits just as hard as it does for the fans of the SEC, PAC-12, or other Big conferences.

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