Latest Mid-American Conference football News

A doctor takes a nasal swab sample to test for COVID-19 at the Cocodrilos Sports Park in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

The Latest: UMass to play football this fall, reversing call

Sep. 21, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ UMass says it will play football this fall, reversing an August decision to postpone the season until the spring. One of few independents in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the school says it will start in mid-October. Games...

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2019, file photo, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott speaks to reporters during the Pac-12 Conference women's NCAA college basketball media day in San Francisco. The Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors will meet Friday, Sept. 17, 2020, and be presented options for staging a fall football season, but Commissioner Larry Scott says a vote by the the CEO Group is not expected. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)

Going West: Move toward fall football ramps up in Pac-12, MW

Sep. 17, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

The Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors will meet Friday and be presented options for staging a fall football season, but Commissioner Larry Scott says a vote by the CEO Group is not expected. “(Friday) is a chance to get everyone caught up on what’s been a very dynamic and rapidly changing...

This Sept. 11, 2020, photo provided by the North Tonawanda Police Department in North Tonawanda, N.Y., shows University of Buffalo basketball player Malik Zachery. Zachery was charged with assault and weapons possession after stabbing a rival college basketball player during an off-campus pickup scrimmage on Wednesday, Sept. 9, officials said. (North Tonawanda Police Department via AP)

University at Buffalo basketball player charged in stabbing

Sep. 11, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — A University at Buffalo basketball player was charged Friday with assault and weapons possession after stabbing a rival player during an off-campus pickup scrimmage, officials said. Malik Zachery, a junior, is accused of stabbing a Canisius College player in the leg in a church...

A player carries his shoes and a lunch bag in front of a closed gate leading to Memorial Stadium's playing field in Lincoln, Neb., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The Big Ten won't play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, becoming the first of college sports' power conferences to yield to the pandemic. The move announced Tuesday. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

The Latest: Cowboys owner confident about having fans

Aug. 13, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is confident about having fans for all home games, and the club has now announced details toward that end. The Cowboys say they are selling tickets in groups to try to prevent people who don't...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields (1) runs with the ball against Wisconsin during the first half of the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game, in Indianapolis. The Big Ten won't play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, becoming the first of college sports' power conferences to yield to the pandemic. The move announced Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, comes six day after the conference that includes historic programs such as Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State had released a revised conference-only schedule that it hoped would help it navigate a fall season with potential COVID-19 disruptions. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

College football in the spring: When? How much? Who plays?

Aug. 12, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

Back in April, not long after the NCAA basketball tournaments were canceled because of the pandemic, the idea of moving the college football season to the spring of 2021 already was being tossed around. Conference commissioners and athletic directors called it a last resort. And when it looked like the fight...

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2019, file photo Massachusetts players enter the field for an NCAA college football game against Connecticut, in Amherst, Mass. Massachusetts is the latest school from the Football Bowl Subdivision, college football’s highest level, to cancel its fall season.  (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

The Latest: United Soccer League has 9 positive COVID tests

Aug. 11, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The United Soccer League says 1,293 tests were given to players and club staff from the 35 championship clubs, with nine individuals testing positive from two clubs. The USL also confirmed Tuesday that 458 tests were...

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2019, file photo, Hockey Hall of Fame inductees, from left, Sergei Zubov, Hayley Wickenheiser, Jim Rutherford, Vaclav Nedomansky and Guy Carbonneau flip pucks in the air during a ceremony in Toronto. The Hockey Hall of Fame has postponed its 2020 induction because of the pandemic. The ceremony was to have taken place Nov. 16 in Toronto.
(Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

The Latest: Asian Beach Games postponed

Aug. 10, 2020 9:25 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ he Olympic Council of Asia has postponed the sixth Asian Beach Games in China to April 2-10 next year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The games were initially scheduled to be staged in Sanya, China, from Nov. 28-Dec. 6. The...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, members of the Miami of Ohio team pose on the field after the Mid-American Conference championship NCAA college football game against Central Michigan, in Detroit. The Mid-American Conference on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, became the first league competing at college football’s highest level to cancel its fall season because of COVID-19 concerns. A person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press the university president’s voted to not play in the fall and consider a spring season. The person spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because an official announcement was still being prepared.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

As college leaders meet, football players push to play

Aug. 10, 2020 2:19 AM EDT

After the Power Five conference commissioners met Sunday to discuss mounting concern about whether a college football season can be played in a pandemic, players took to social media to urge leaders to let them play. Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said no decisions on the season have been made, but conceded the...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, members of the Miami of Ohio team pose on the field after the Mid-American Conference championship NCAA college football game against Central Michigan, in Detroit. The Mid-American Conference on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, became the first league competing at college football’s highest level to cancel its fall season because of COVID-19 concerns. A person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press the university president’s voted to not play in the fall and consider a spring season. The person spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because an official announcement was still being prepared.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

After MAC surrenders to pandemic, will other leagues follow?

Aug. 8, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

In many ways, the Mid-American Conference has little in common with Power Five leagues that first come to mind when fans think of major college football. There are no 75,000-seat stadiums in the MAC. Million-dollar per year coaches are rare. In a typical season, NFL scouts might find one or two potential...

AP source: Mid-American Conference becomes 1st major college football conference to cancel fall season

Aug. 8, 2020 11:18 AM EDT
CLEVELAND (AP) — AP source: Mid-American Conference becomes 1st major college football conference to cancel fall season.