MAC cancels 2020 fall football season

The first FBS domino is about to fall.

Stadium‘s Brett McMurphy reported on Saturday that the MAC plans to cancel its 2020 fall football season with the intention of trying to play in the fall. This will eliminate Iowa State’s non-conference contest with Ball State.

The MAC becomes the first full league to decide not to play this season, just days after UConn became the first FBS program to announce it would not play. This news also comes just one day after the FCS playoffs were at least postponed until the spring as several leagues announced their plan not to play this fall.

The FCS news more or less eliminated Iowa State’s non-conference contest with South Dakota just one day after it was announced the program has renegotiated its deal with UNLV to move the game to 2030.

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Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.

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