Bob Bowlsby, other conference commissioners say no college sports until campuses reopen, per Dennis Dodd
Vice President Mike Pence had a conference call Wednesday with the College Football Playoff Management Committee, CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd reported.
According to Dodd, those on the call — the commissioners for the Power 5 and Group of 5 conferences and Notre Dame's athletic director — made it clear to Pence that college sports wouldn't return until college campuses were reopened.
"Our players are students. If we're not in college, we're not having contests," said Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby.
"Our message was, we need to get universities and colleges back open, that we were education-based programs, and we weren't going to have sports until we had something closer to normal college going on," Bowlsby said.
College sports were suspended on March 12 when the Big 12 and other conferences canceled their conference basketball tournaments, followed by the cancelation of the rest of the winter and spring sport seasons and all winter and spring NCAA tournaments.