College football conference on the brink of postponing season

The Mid-Atlantic conference canceled fall games over coronavirus concerns.
1:25 | 08/09/20

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Next tonight, college football appears on the brink of possibly postponing the season. The mid-atlantic conference canceling games this fall because of the coronavirus. Here's ABC's janai Norman. Reporter: Tonight, a drastic decision. A division I college football conference canceling the fall season over concerns of covid-19. The mid American conference postponing kickoff, hoping to play in the spring. There are simply too many unknowns for us to put our student athletes in situations that are not clearly understood. I am heartbroken we are in this place. Reporter: All eyes are turning to the major conferences to see if others have to scrap the season. The university of Alabama, one of college football's most dominant programs, hit with a small outbreak, forced to cancel its first game, but the S.E.C. Powerhouse is vowing to kick They believe that it is part of the fabric of the state and university and they want to continue to play, if they can at all do so safely. Reporter: Crimson tide school leaders argue campus may be the safest place for their athletes, after already enduring an outbreak of covid cases. Those schools certainly have the financial resources to be able to test at a high rate, to be able to protect their players. Reporter: And Tom, Rutgers football program had to shut down some workouts because of a covid outbreak, as other programs try to nail down plans for a season, but so much is still changing. Tom? A lot is changing. All right, janai, thank you.

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