The latest news, notes, and happenings across the college football world for Tuesday, August 11
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The SEC and ACC are still on ... for now
On a day when the Big Ten and Pac-12 chose not to play their 2020 fall football seasons, the ACC and SEC each released wait-and-see statements as they continue to move forward.
ACC medical advisor says it's okay to play
At this point, it’s all about the medical advice feeding the various conferences. The ACC’s top advisor – Dr. Cameron Wolfe – came out and said he thinks it’s possibly safe to give it a go.
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey on the season
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey commented that the medical advisors have given the go-ahead to play. As Tony Barnhart put it, it doesn’t mean the season is 100% ready to go, but it is a big step.
UMass cancels 2020 college football season
UMass is the second independent program – along with UConn – to cancel the 2020 college football season due to concerns about the coronavirus. Unlike UConn and others, “The continuing challenges surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic posed too great of a risk,” said AD Ryan Bamford. The hope is to play in spring of 2021.