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Coronavirus prompting some college athletic directors to worry football season will be delayed


Some major-college athletics programs are beginning to prepare for the possibility of a delayed start to the football season because of the coronavirus crisis.

Three athletics directors say budget forecasts for the 2020-21 fiscal year are being adjusted to take into account the impact of the still-growing public-health emergency, including the possibility of reduced attendance at games.

Kansas AD Jeff Long said during a video conference with local reporters on Monday that his program is exploring “What would a 10%, what would a 20% cut in our operations look like?