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Big East Latest To Cancel Or Postpone Fall Sports

Following the lead of conferences like the Big Ten and PAC-12.

Big East Mens Basketball Quarterfinal
 NEW YORK, NY- MARCH 12: Commissioner Val Ackerman of the Big East Conference holds a press conference after the game between the Creighton Bluejays and the St. John’s Red Storm was suspended after the first half during the quarterfinals of the Big East Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 12, 2020 in New York City.
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The Big East becomes the latest conference to weigh in on what to do about the Covid-19 epidemic and the neighbors up north have opted to hold off on fall sports although the conference may opt to reschedule them later if it makes sense.

It’s not like the various conferences, power and otherwise, are moving towards a consensus. Some are still planning on football and other fall sports.

Meanwhile, as the reality of the Big Ten cancellation sets in, at least one writer thinks that no football will be a big problem in Big Ten country (just as an aside, that of course means Maryland will have to not play and one wonders what fans might think reading ACC news - assuming the ACC actually does play, which isn’t certain yet).

And for his part, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says none of this changes anything for Clemson: “The four best teams can go play. We’ve been one of those four for five years in a row. So, in my opinion, it doesn’t change anything for us. We’re just trying to be the best Clemson we can be. Whoever you play every week, you try to win that game, you try to keep moving forward. We don’t have any control over that stuff. And I certainly don’t judge them in any way. Everybody’s gotta make decisions that they feel is best. If they feel like that’s what best for them, then so be it.”