Big 12 Modifies Fall Football Schedule

Another major college conference is making changes for football as a result of the pandemic.

The Big 12 Board of Directors announced its programs will play a ten-game schedule this season. It includes nine conference games and one non-conference home matchup, with each team starting play in the middle to end of September.

For Texas, that would most likely mean the Longhorns would keep their game against UTEP, which was scheduled on September 19, but when the game would be played could change. Texas was also scheduled to play South Florida on September 5. That game would not take place.

The Board noted the schedule gives them flexibility to move its championship game if needed.

“I would like to salute the work of our university presidents and chancellors, athletics directors, coaches, medical advisors and administrators who have worked tirelessly and collaboratively during these extraordinary times,” said Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. “We believe this change provides the best opportunity going forward. However, we will undoubtedly need to be flexible as we progress through the season in order to combat the challenges that lie ahead.”

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