Report: Ivy League to move football to spring

The Ivy League is expected to move all fall sports, including football, to the spring of 2021, The Athletic reported Monday.

The conference announced last week it will make an official announcement on Wednesday.

If the Ivy League decides to push back the sports schedule due to the coronavirus, it could create a domino effect throughout college football as other conferences decide how to proceed safely.

Back in March, the Ivy League was the first Division I conference to cancel its postseason basketball tournaments due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, one coach told The Athletic the delay “seems most realistic with cases spiking in so many places.”

“In order to have an effective season without hiccups, time is the answer,” another Ivy League coach said, per the report. “If we play in the spring, it won’t bother me.”

The members of the Ivy League are Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton and Yale. Yale and Dartmouth were co-champs in 2019.