Mid American Conference cancels fall football due to virus

By Ralph D. Russo THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Mid-American Conference on Saturday became the first league at college football’s highest level to cancel its fall season because of the pandemic. “I’m heartbroken we are in this place,’’ MAC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said. With the MAC’s 12 schools facing a significant financial burden by trying to maintain costly coronavirus protocols, and the uncertainty that campuses can be opened safely, the conference’s university presidents made the decision to cancel all fall sports – including soccer and volleyball – and explore making them up in the spring season. Though postponing could also prove costly without revenue generated by football media rights deals and ticket sales. “It would be naive to say that you don’t give thought and consideration to what the financial ramifications…

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