MISSOULA, Mont. — The Big Sky Conference is postponing its football season till spring 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to multiple sources close to the decision.
“The health and safety of our students is our top priority, and ultimately that concern guided our decision-making process over the past few months as we explored every option regarding the 2020 football season,” said Andy Feinstein, president of the University of Northern Colorado and chair of the Big Sky Presidents’ Council.
Non-conference play for the conference’s football programs is still pending further review. The Big Sky has begun exploring modified versions of a conference football schedule to be played in the spring and fully supports the NCAA shifting the FCS championship to the spring.
Athletic directors proposed an eight-game conference schedule in the spring and a three-game nonconference schedule in the fall.