- Aug 26, 2011
>>It is expected to include the following:
*** A 10-game regular-season, with each team playing its division opponents and five crossover games.
The conference has nine-game schedules ready and could switch to that model if the presidents prefer a more conservative approach or if public health circumstances dictate a change. “They want to be as flexible as possible, so they aren’t eliminating the nine-game option,” a source said.
*** Season openers have been scheduled for Sept. 19, or what would have been Week Three on the original 2020 calendar.
The start date gives the conference time to ride out the current coronavirus surges; teams would not start formal training camp until the middle of August.That phase of the process will require approval from health officials.<<