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What You Need To Know About College Football 2020

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Updated: Thursday — September 24th, 2020

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But off the Globeo field, we’re also thinking about the safety of our collegiate athletes this Fall.

Whether you have a loved one on the field or attending a university, you’re a die-hard Alum, or you’re a super fan like us, we’ve all got the same nagging question on our minds…

Will there be football this year?!

Don’t worry, Globeo scoured the ‘net to get the scoop, and according to the NCAA, the ACC medical advisory group, and ESPN, the answer is YES…

That said, universities across the country are working hard to adapt and adjust accordingly which is why we gathered info to help keep you up to date on all things college football.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][vc_separator type=”normal” color=”#b52372″ thickness=”1″ up=”20″ down=”20″][vc_column_text]

“The health, safety and well-being of all our campus constituents is at the forefront of all decisions.”


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To play or not to play, that is the question…

Okay, so that’s not exactly what Shakespeare said, but here’s what we do know: recent reports show that the PAC-12 is now targeting a Halloween start to their season. Big 10 on the other hand, started playing as soon as Sept 16th!

That means all Power 5 conferences will move forward with modified game schedules this Fall! Here is a breakdown of what the other 3 conferences have planned this season:

ACC: The Atlantic Coast Conference consists of 14 teams + Notre Dame this year. Yes, you read that correctly…Notre Dame.

“If public health guidance allows, the schedule will begin Thursday, Sept. 10. All 15 conference schools will play an 11-game schedule, with 10 games against ACC opponents and one versus a non-conference program.”

You can check out the ACC’s medical advisory group’s full July 2020 report here.

Big 12: The Big 12 consists of 10 teams and will play a modified schedule with nine league games and one non-conference home contest per institution.

SEC: The Southeastern Conference consists of 12 teams and announced the start times and networks that will air its games for the first two weeks of the 2020 football season.

The Update FBS College Football Schedule
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As a league, we understand the need to stay flexible and be prepared to adjust as medical information evolves in conjunction with local and state health guidelines.

Kent Syverud, Chair of the ACC Board of Directors

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What are the stadiums going to look like?

“Iowa State announces no fans at its season opener” –

With Universities taking health experts advice very seriously, it is difficult to decide which fans will make the cut while also keeping in mind their alumni, corporate, and student relationships.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The Bad News: The answer isn’t terribly straightforward. Like other businesses, stadiums may limit their game-day capacity to 50%, 25%, or less depending on their local and state health guidelines.

“Sports fans are longing to return to the stands, but health experts say stadiums are high risk areas for COVID-19 transmission.” –

Mapping College Football Crowds and COVID Risk[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The Good News: Some experts say stadiums may be able to increase capacity as the season goes on and as COVID-19 cases improve. The bright side is that with the right precautions, safety and cleaning measures implemented, stadiums can allow space for social distancing. As colleges continue to detail their plans for football games this Fall, fans may quickly realize it’s not what they’re accustomed to. Right now, the priority of the collegiate league is to put the well-being of athletes and game-goers above ticket sales. That being said, even the most loyal of fans will need to respect modified game schedules and stadium capacity limits.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_separator type=”normal” color=”#b52372″ thickness=”1″ up=”20″ down=”20″][vc_column_text]The college football talk has certainly been circulating around Globeo’s virtual office as one of our team members asked:

“College football is LIFE for these young men. They’ve put in the work and deserve a lot for their time and effort, so what happens next?”

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What’s the game plan for keeping athletes, students, & staff safe?

The one thing Fall sports had on the coronavirus was time to prepare. Several enhancements have been made to the safety protocols within leagues like:

    • Increased COVID-19 testing and additional cardiac evaluations for student-athletes
    • Temperature screening, symptom check, physical distancing, and universal masking for students, athletes, and essential staff.
    • Protective face shields for helmets available to athletes.
    • Closely monitoring positive cases.
    • Pausing football workouts and modifying game schedules as high-risk situations arise.


“The MAG report was first released on July 29, 2020 and outlined minimum standards for each campus to follow in the areas of testing, reporting positive test results, and protocols for cleaning and sanitizing competition areas”


The Updated Medical Advisory Report (as of 8/28/20)

The Corona Virus & College Sports[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_separator type=”normal” color=”#b52372″ thickness=”1″ up=”20″ down=”20″][vc_column_text]COVID-19 safety talk isn’t the only thing on our minds these days. Here’s an insight into the BLM movement and Fall football:

“I have chosen to sit out this season in support of BLM. If 2020 has taught me anything so far, it is that life is bigger than football. We can’t keep pushing past the fact that there is so much injustice in our world.”

— Derrick Tucker, Defensive Back for Texas A&M

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What’s the tailgating situation this season?

What’s football season without the fun stuff? know, like tailgating, pep rallies, and some of our favorite schools’ game-day traditions. With COVID-19 concerns, we can expect there to be a time-out called on pre-2020 crowd trends. We’re talking a 25+ yard penalty as they most likely won’t roll over into the 2020 season (bummer dude).

    • No doubt, this is disappointing news for those of you planning to be on campus rooting for your favorite team, but keep your chins up because these restrictions may not last the entire season
    • Some colleges are hosting Virtual Spirit Weeks with dress up days and activities to help keep the school spirit alive amid the coronavirus pandemic. Want to know more? click here.
    • Host virtual game day parties with your friends and family. Sure, it’s not the same, but staying connected and building ties with your community is still a WIN.
    • Never miss a game! Sync the ESPN Daily Calendar to your phone to receive daily reminders for the biggest events in college sports.


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