It’s hard to imagine a sport being played where all of the participants are not beginning at the same time or close thereto. But that’s exactly what NCAA President Mark Emmert has suggested could happen to college sports.
He stated that all schools are unlikely to be able to return at the same time, meaning that a sport, football for example, might see ‘Team X’ play a full schedule and ‘Team Y’ only play half of one. With certain teams inevitably going to be unable to start preseason preparations on time, it also leaves a very unbalanced feel. It doesn’t seem fair, but such is life. The most logical idea would be for each conference to simply have its own format this season and to forgo the National Championship picture seeing as how they will probably be getting to it at relatively the same time. But that’s unlikely to happen, seeing as how the NCAA is not going to fork over its cash cow. We could have a more traditional, ‘old school’ college football season, but none of us should be counting on it.