A day after the Pac-12 and Big Ten canceled their fall sports, the Big East followed suit by announcing it would not hold fall sports in 2020.
“Due to the unprecedented and continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Big East Conference and its member institutions have announced that fall sports competition will not be conducted in 2020,” the statement read. “The conference will assess alternative options to stage fall sports contests during the spring of 2021.”
Big East schools do not compete in football at the FBS level. Three field FCS teams (Georgetown, Villanova and Butler), though compete in other conferences.