Power 5 leaders pressure NCAA with threat to stage own fall championships

Power Five conference leaders are exploring the idea of staging their own championships for fall sports, a prominent Power Five athletic director confirmed to CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd. The talks were first reported by Sports Illustrated.

The discussion among the Power Five comes in anticipation of the NCAA Board of Governors possibly canceling or postponing fall sports championships in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Any decision the board makes would not directly impact FBS college football, which holds a championship (College Football Playoff) that is not sponsored by the NCAA.


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