Some Schools Might Not Play This College Football Season, Emmert Tells Congressional Leaders

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  • June 4, 2020
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College football could be missing some of the 130 teams that make up the FBS, NCAA president Mark Emmert told Congressional leaders this week

College officials believe a possibility still exists that some schools will not play a football season this fall, NCAA president Mark Emmert told Congressional leaders this week, creating scheduling challenges that officials are currently examining.

On a conference call Wednesday with House Republicans, Emmert and several professional sports executives updated lawmakers on each of their restarting plans in an “encouraging” call, says Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the Minority Whip. Scalise, who’s taken on the role of sports within the White House’s task force to reopen the economy, spoke to Sports Illustrated on Thursday about the call, which included Emmert, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, PGA Commissioner Jay Monahan and NASCAR President Steve Phelps.

Scalise emerged from the call with confidence that the NFL

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