While everyone would like to see a college football season happen, it’s still not a given that one will occur. Many questions remain, like when will it be safe to do so? Would a fall schedule have to be reduced? Will they start the season in February instead of September? Will teams play with fans in the stands?
While there are plenty of questions, unfortunately the answers aren’t so plentiful.
The one thing that’s for certain is that if a 2020 college football season is wiped out, the colleges will take a major hit, especially the programs in the Power 5 conferences.
How big of a financial hit would they take? According to USA Today’s Steve Berkowitz, Power 5 schools could lose an average of $78 million per school. According to the report, that accounts for more than 60% of these schools total annual revenue base.
It’s still too early for anyone to have an educated answer as to what will happen this fall but when you’re talking about this type of money, the powers that be in college football will do everything possible to get a season played, provided the health of individuals are not at risk.