The Big Sky Conference kicked off its annual two-day online media day conference Thursday with coaches camped out in their own football offices. There was one pressing theme.
Will there be a fall season?
Will it be a reduced schedule?
Will the coronavirus pandemic that has cast an ominous shadow over athletics and much of society lead to a spring football season or none at all?
There are still no concrete answers, though Big Sky football commissioner Tom Wistrcill said a decision will be made by the end of the month.
“What a handful,” Portland State coach Bruce Barnum said of the issues at hand. “We don’t have answers.”
Uncertainty and concern dominate the football landscape on the eve of what would normally be the start to on-field drills much more than plotting, scheming, conditioning and bonding.
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