NIU cancels fall football season due to virus

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer
DEKALB (AP) The Mid-American Conference has become the first league competing at college football’s highest level to cancel its fall season because of COVID-19 concerns. A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press the university president’s voted to not play in the fall and consider a spring season. MAC schools rely heavily on revenue from playing road games against power conference teams. Most of those games were canceled when the Power Five went to exclusively or mostly conference schedules. Without them, the strain of trying to implement all that it would take to keep players and staff safe during a pandemic became too much.