How Covid-19 has Affected the College Football Landscape 

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While former Wisconsin Badgers linebacker Zack Baun, right, will be playing this fall in the NFL, his old teammate will be sidelined. The Big Ten and Pac-12 have postponed all fall sports due to the pandemic and hope to play their seasons in the spring. The NCAA still plans to hold a College Football Playoff at the end of the fall season, leaving the Badgers out.

Kyle Kunz  , Sports Editor

As of the writing of this article four of the NCAA conferences have cancelled the fall season of football. The Big Ten and the Pac-12 have begun plans to play their seasons in the spring with the Mountain West suspending all fall sports indefinitely and the MAC to suspend all Fall Sports 

The College Football Playoff Selection Committee has made the decision to go ahead with the College Football Playoffs after the season, it will only consider the 76 teams that are scheduled to play this fall. There will be no playoffs after the scheduled spring season for the Big Ten and Pac-12.  

In an interview with CBS Sports a member of the CFP College Football Management Committee said” We made the decision. We’re moving forward with the plan as originally scheduled [to play this fall.]” He continued to say “These are unusual times. There could be unusual outcomes. But right now, we’re on a path that has been laid out previously.” Leaving the door open for changes to the current plan, including a spring playoff.  

Sunday Dec 20 will be Selection Sunday, on this day the four teams that made the College Football Playoffs will find out which Bowl Game they will be playing in. The Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl will act as the semifinal round; both games will be played on New Year’s Day before the Championship Game is played is played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. on January 11, 2021.