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College Football Schedule CENTRAL: What the Pac-12 and Other Power Five Conferences are Doing

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Pac-12

Pac-12 official schedule released on July 31st, with the game formerly known as the “Civil War” between Oregon and Oregon State set to be played in WEEK 4 of the 2020 season.

Check out the guidelines and protocols developed by the Pac-12’s Medical Advisory Committee.

The latest and biggest story surrounding the Conference is the news of the recent Pac-12 Football Unity Group, in which hundreds of Pac-12 football players put together a list of demands released on The Players’ Tribune Sunday morning.

The group included four main pillars; Health and Safety Protections; Protect All Sports; End Racial Injustice in College Sports and Society; Economic Freedom and Equity. Many players, including several high profile players on the Oregon Ducks have spoken out and are using #WeAreUnited on social media to fuel the movement and spread the message.

Oregon safety Jevon Holland was one of those players, saying in a statement to Sports Illustrated, “We’re not your entertainment, we’re human beings. We don’t know the long-term risks. I refuse to put my health at risk for somebody else’s benefit.”

Big-12

The Big-12 will reportedly play a 9-game conference schedule, and one non-conference game.

The start of conference play for the Big-12 will be solidified in the coming weeks, with an anticipated start date sometime between mid and late September. Finally, the new model will give the conference the flexibility to push back the Big-12 Championship game to December 12th or 19th.

Big Ten

The Big Ten Conference was the first of the Power 5 to make the announcement that they would be moving to a conference-only schedule. When the Conference broke the news, it unfortunately meant the cancellation of one of the most highly anticipated games to ever be played at Autzen Stadium between Oregon and Ohio State.

Reports suggest that the Big Ten is planning to come out with a revised conference schedule at some point on Tuesday. In addition, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields (a projected top-5 pick in next year’s NFL Draft) mentioned that a group of Big Ten players have been discussing the possibility of creating their own Unity Group, similar to what players in the Pac-12 began last week.

ACC

On July 29th, the ACC announced their plans to play an 11-game schedule for the 2020 football season. The season is set to kick-off during the week of Sept. 7-12, and the plan is the complete all 11 games (10 conference, 1 non-conference) during a 13 week stretch. The Conference also restructured it’s two-division format, and will play the 2020 season as one division.

Notre Dame will participate in the ACC’s 10-game conference schedule, and will be eligible to compete in the ACC Championship game.

SEC

Finally, the SEC announced that they will be moving to a 10-game conference-only schedule for the 2020 season. It is unknown at this time if the Conference will fill out the additional two games of its conference-only schedule, as a revised set of games is expected to be released by the Conference at a later date.

Today, the SEC announced a revision to their preseason football schedule:

 

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