OSU football: Cowboys' opener against Oregon State in jeopardy
Oklahoma State’s season-opening football game against Oregon State could be in jeopardy.
The Pac-12 Conference is expected to announce that it is implementing conference-only schedules for fall sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to The Athletic.
That would cancel the Cowboys’ Sept. 3 game inside Boone Pickens Stadium against the Beavers.
The Pac-12 wouldn’t be the first conference to make the change.
The Big Ten officially announced all fall sports — if played — would play only conference opponents. It also announced any student-athletes who elect to not play due to the coronavirus will still have their scholarships honored and they will remain in good standing with their team.
The Atlantic Coast Conference is also expected to make the change, according to WatchStadium.com. According to the report, the ACC will assist Notre Dame — an independent program — should all Power 5 conferences elect to cancel non-conference play.
ACC football also expected to play conference-only games, sources told @Stadium. Last month, ACC commish John Swofford told @Stadium if Power 5 schools played conference-only schedules that ACC would assist Notre Dame with as many games as it needed— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 9, 2020
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Thursday afternoon that he felt "it's early" to make the decision that the Big Ten did.
Big 12's Bob Bowlsby said he was on a conference call this morning with new Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren, who gave no indication of conference-only schedule move. Bowlsby: "I believe it's early to make that sort of a decision but perhaps they have a different perspective."— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) July 9, 2020