UConn president: ‘Present thinking’ is NCAA fall sports will be canceled, but no decisions made

Speculation that college football won’ t have a 2020 season is ending up being more and more widespread amidst the continuous coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. A president of one FBS school sounded rather particular, for a time, on Tuesday that would be the case.

Thomas Katsouleas, president of the University of Connecticut, informed a journalism class that the “current thinking” is no fall NCAA sports will be played this year. Katsouleas later on launched a declaration to clarify that no decisions have actually been made which he was simply hypothesizing.

“Our hope is that we will be able to play in the fall, as planned,” Katsouleas composed. The NCAA fall season will start in late August. UConn’s football opener is set for Sept. 3 vs. UMass.

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Pat McKenna, spokesperson for UConn’s athletic department, launched a declaration (per the Hartford Courant) stating, “At this point in time, there have been no decisions made to cancel fall sports at UConn. That action would be premature and we will continue to work with our state and local officials, as well as our conference and the NCAA on such matters.”

UConn is arranged to rejoin the Big East on July 1. The football program will play as an independent after leaving the American Athletic Conference.

The NCAA canceled the rest of its winter season and spring sports seasons in March as COVID-19 was spreading out through the United States. The NCAA men’s and women’s basketball competitions and the College World Series were amongst the significant occasions closed down.

Katsouleas made his remarks less than a week after the College Football Playoff management committee– made up of all 10 FBS conference commissioners and Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick– revealed to Vice President Mike Pence in a call that sports would not resume up until trainees have the ability to go back to school. When that will occur, there is no schedule for.

The FBS, the highest level of college football, is consisted of 130 schools.

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