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All FBS schools cleared to start season as early as August

The NCAA issued a blanket waiver allowing all Football Bowl Subdivision Schools to begin playing the college football season as early as Aug. 29, a source tells 247Sports.

The season was previously scheduled to begin Sept. 5, with a handful of “Week 0” games slated for Aug. 29. The NCAA’s Football Oversight Committee requested a blanket waiver for all FBS schools willing to move games on their schedule to Aug. 29 in an effort to play as many games as possible and provide the schools more flexibility in scheduling should issues arise with the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.


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