Via a video shared on Twitter, NCAA president Mark Emmert admitted on Thursday that there won't be enough schools participating in sports later this year to hold fall championships.
"We cannot, at this point, have fall NCAA championships."— NCAA (@NCAA) August 13, 2020
NCAA President Mark Emmert discusses the latest developments in fall sports and looks ahead to winter and spring championships.
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Per ESPN's Heather Dinich, Emmert said:
"The Board of Governors also established if you don't have half of the schools playing a sport, you can't have a legitimate championship. We can't in any Division I NCAA championship sport now -- which is everything other than FBS football that goes on in the fall. Sadly, tragically, that's going to be the case this fall, full stop."
The Big 12, SEC, and ACC are all moving forward with plans for fall football calendars despite concerns related to COVID-19. It's believed the College Football Playoff will continue as long as those conferences conduct full campaigns.
Earlier in the day, Nebraska confirmed that it won't attempt to play this fall outside of the Big Ten. Coach Scott Frost previously mentioned he was exploring that option.