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After Monday meetings, ACC still planning on a fall football season


COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 16 Louisville at NC State Photo by Jaylynn Nash/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

There are quickly-evolving events evolving quickly within a quickly evolving situation in college football today. None of the power conferences have made anything about the fall official yet, but per a report from Dennis Dodd, the ACC is at least for now forging ahead with football after ADs and school presidents discussed the matter in separate meetings today.

Reports on Sunday indicated that the Big Ten was heading toward a cancellation of fall sports, and Pac-12 officials will meet Tuesday, when they are expected to cancel their own fall competition. There’s hardly universal agreement within those two leagues, and Nebraska head coach Scott Frost in particular was outspoken about playing this fall.

At this point it seems like there is a dividing line between the Big Ten/Pac-12 and the ACC/SEC/Big 12 on how to proceed. Tons of players across the country have expressed a desire to play—and NC State seems pretty unanimous on that—while also seeking to have greater input with conference officials in making that happen safely.

On the opt-out front, Old Dominion announced it is canceling fall sports (ODU was Wake’s plus-one game) and the Mountain West Conference won’t play either. The MWC is the second FBS conference to cancel fall competition, following the MAC’s lead last week.