The Ivy League could have a rippling effect on college football this week.
Multiple coaches within the Ivy League have told The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman and Nicole Auerbach “that they expect Wednesday’s announcement to be that the league is moving all fall sports, including football, to spring 2021.”
The Ivy League had previously announced that it would have a decision made by July 8.
Fall sports, and specifically football, would actually return to campus in the next few weeks for preseason training camp.
The NEC has not made any announcements regarding its 2020 fall season, but the Ivy announcement will likely have a rippling effect among other conferences and programs. Merrimack was not scheduled to play any Ivy League schools in the 2020 football season, but schedules for men’s soccer, women’s soccer and field hockey have not yet been posted; all three programs played Ivy League schools in their first season as Division I programs last fall.