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Bob Bowlsby: College Football Playoff Could Be Postponed Due to COVID-19

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The College Football Playoff and the New Year’s Six bowl games could be in jeopardy, according to a recent conversation with the Big 12 Commissioner.

Bob Bowlsby told Sirius XM Thursday that there have been discussions about moving back the playoff and the New Year’s Six bowls due to COVID-19, saying, “I am on the CFP operations committee and we spent some time talking about that. We have not come to any closure on it, but there is some latitude to postpone it if that need should arise.

“The same is true with some of the New Year’s Six games. I don’t know if I see us playing a championship game in February, but you just never know. These are unusual times and things that might not otherwise be acceptable have to be considered in this kind of circumstance.”


It’s been a tough week for college football games being cancelled. There are only two Big 12 games this weekend, West Virginia vs. TCU, and Texas Tech vs. Baylor, both of which are on, but 10 games have been postponed so far this week, with Alabama vs. LSU the most notable.

Five ranked teams, including three in the AP top five, have had their games postponed this week.

Of the Big 12 teams, the Baylor Bears have been the one most impacted by COVID-19 postponements and cancellations.

As of right now, the four teams selected to the 2020-21 College Football Playoff will be announced Dec. 20.

The College Football Playoff semifinals are scheduled for Jan. 1, 2021, at the Rose Bowl and the Sugar Bowl, with the national championship game slated for Jan. 11 in Miami.

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