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The MAC will not play college football in 2020

The conference the typically gives Kentucky two non-conference opponents a year will not play football this fall. Brett McMurphy reports the Mid-American Conference will not play football in the fall of 2020 due to player health and safety concerns during the coronavirus pandemic.

The MAC is the first FBS conference to shut down football for the season, following only the independent UConn Huskies. According to McMurphy, Northern Illinois is primarily to blame for the decision.

The MAC reached its decision Saturday morning in a vote by the league’s presidents, sources said. The conference presidents initially met Thursday to finalize the league’s scheduling format.