This strange college football season could have lasting effects

The sad fact is that the coronavirus pandemic has had a big effect on college football.

At first, the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences decided not to play football this fall. However, three so-called Power Five conferences — the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12 and Southeastern Conference — chose to play. The teams in those conferences decided to play slightly shorter schedules against mostly conference foes.

The Big Ten and Pac-12 reversed their decisions. Big Ten teams started their eight-game, in-conference seasons last weekend. The Pac-12 teams will begin their seasons November 7 and will play only a seven-game schedule.

So the Power Five conferences, as well as some other college teams, are playing football this season, but many things will be different.

According to CBS Sports, there were more than 30 games that had been postponed or canceled through the middle of October because of the virus. With the

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