Could Oregon be without football this fall season? Yes, it would be different, but it is possible.
With everything going on in the world, the idea of not having a fall college football season is becoming more of a reality with every passing day. Some schools have stated that if students aren’t allowed back on campus, then there would not be any fall sports. One of those schools making that announcement is Big 10 powerhouse Michigan. If a school that profits so much off of football is willing to postpone a season, other schools will be sure to follow.
As of one month ago, the University of Oregon stated that they plan to reopen in the fall and take precautionary steps to allow the football season to start as expected. It seems that each state is going to take its own steps to ensure that everyone is safe first and foremost. Along with all of the news of reopening the public colleges in California, it seems that the west coast is on the right path to returning to some sort of normalcy by September.
It is tough to say what a fall season without college football would look like, especially if the NFL finds a way to resume by their original starting date. Many people across the country look forward to the 5 months that we have with college football, and honestly, people are getting restless without sports. If college football was to be pushed back, the NCAA would not only receive a ton of backlash, but also lose a ton of revenue that college football brings in, especially the SEC teams. Any sign of re-opening up is a good sign at this point.
Oregon Football opens with North Dakota State on September 5th and hopefully we get to watch them in Autzen Stadium on that date.