The Ivy League is saying no to college football this fall due to the coronavirus pandemic. With the decision to postpone the upcoming season, the Ivy League becomes the first Division I college football conference to announce they will not be playing this fall.
Back in March, the Ivy League was also the first to announce it would cancel its conference tournament before March Madness was scrapped.
Fall sports could resume in the spring.
“With the information available to us today regarding the continued spread of the virus, we simply do not believe we can create and maintain an environment for intercollegiate athletic competition that meets our requirements for safety and acceptable levels of risk,” a statement read, via the New York Times.
The decision comes at a time where more college football programs across the country are canceling offseason workouts which makes the future of the upcoming season look grimmer and grimmer.
Let’s just hope major conferences don’t follow suit.