Conference USA Announces no Cancellation in Fall Sports

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Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, Old Dominion University announced the cancellation of Fall Sports are calling travel and competition “too great a risk” to student-athletes. This announcement has led Western Kentucky’s to find a replacement for their eight conference game.

Initially meant to host the ODU on October 31 for the ‘Tops annual Homecoming game, this the statement further disrupts the WKU football schedule after multiple opponents announce postponing the season.

With 14 members of the Conference USA delaying the start of the season, WKU sports enthusiasts will have to wait for C-USA to decide whether the games will be played on the Hill this semester.

Although earlier in the week the league’s board of directors met up with medical experts, no consensus was reached. Brett Murphy, a college football insider, in a tweet revealed that the athletic directors are “holding firm to playing in the fall” despite multiple members calling off the fall season.

They later released a statement that said that instead, the league’s focus would be on myocarditis, mental health and enhanced testing protocols.

The Conference USA joins the SEC, ACC, Big 12, AAC, and Sun Belt as the six FBS meetings despite everything to play football this Fall.


Among the many to delay the fall season until September 26 were Rice University, Pac-12 and The University of Connecticut. Although initially Big 12 decided to postpone the season, instead, they adopted a 10-game schedule that will commence with September 26 being the start of conference play.

Western Kentucky is left with one less football game in 2020 now that Indiana will be playing only other Big Ten teams. Despite all, the Hilltoppers are partaking in voluntary workouts since coming back to the campus as part of the COVID-19 athletic restart plan.

Official practices would be closed with just players, coaches and basic staff permitted inside Houchens-smith Stadium and the football office for the foreseeable future.

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