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Butler, Pioneer Football League will not play fall schedule in 2020

Butler University will not play football in the fall.

The Pioneer Football League announced Friday afternoon it will cancel its fall football schedule while leaving open the possibility that games will resume at another time.

“The Presidents and Athletic Directors of our respective universities made this very difficult decision after extensive deliberations and consideration of many factors," Butler president and Chair of the PFL James Danko said in the release. "We recognize that our student-athletes will be disappointed, but our highest priority is the health and safety of all those involved in our athletic programs."

Danko said the "risks of proceeding are simply too high.