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The ACC is supposedly expected to just play in-conference video games throughout the 2020 college football season.
Power conferences are apparently beginning to align in thinking this is the best way to progress with the 2020 football season.
The strategy’s expediency seems doubtful. While the elimination of nonconference video games might reduce some risk, players will still fly on aircrafts, remain in hotels and take other possible safety threats. A Boston College-Miami matchup would need a flight that takes three-and-a-half hours.
The schools’ strategy to keep in-conference video games is overwhelmingly motivated by the desire to preserve profits from television offers. Every significant conference has its own tv network, in addition to rights handle networks to relay their games.
Conferences would take massive earnings hits if networks are not able to relay games.
In spite of the statement of plans to hold games, the college football season remains up in the air. The NCAA has kept it will not allow member schools to play if trainees are not allowed on campuses.
With the COVID-19 pandemic still wreaking havoc in the United States, it’s tough to envision full presence for the country’s universities by the beginning of football season.