Power 5 commissioners held an emergency meeting on Sunday to discuss the growing concern that fall sports can't be played because of COVID-19.
Driving the news: The Mid-American Conference on Saturday became the first FBS league to postpone fall sports and move them to the spring, and there are rumblings that Power 5 conferences are ready to follow suit.
What they're saying: Athletic directors and industry sources do not sound hopeful about playing football this fall.
- "In the next 72 hours, college football is going to come to a complete stop," one source told Sports Illustrated.
- "I think it's inevitable [the season will not be played in the fall]," one Power 5 athletic director told CBS Sports.
- "It feels like no one wants to [postpone the season], but it's reaching the point where someone is going to have to," one Power 5 administrator told ESPN.
The other side: Clemson star QB Trevor Lawrence is among several high-profile players who voiced their desire to play the fall season.
- "Football is a safe haven for so many people," he tweeted on Sunday. "We are more likely to get the virus in everyday life than playing football."
- "Having a season also incentivizes players being safe ... Without the season, as we've seen already, people will not social distance or wear masks and take the proper precautions."
The big picture: Following Lawrence's tweets, a dozen players from all five major conferences released a joint statement, expressing their desire to play the 2020 season, while laying out their plans to form a players' association in the future.