Sources: CAA will not play league football schedule in 2020

Sources: CAA will not play league football schedule in 2020
The Richmond Spiders football team gets ready to take the field for a game against Elon on September 14, 2019. The Spiders would fall, 42-20. (Source: WWBT NBC12)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The CAA will not play a league football schedule in the fall of 2020, two sources close to the situation told NBC12 on Thursday evening. An official announcement is expected on Friday.

This impacts Richmond, William & Mary and James Madison. Spider football players were set to return to campus this past Wednesday, but a school spokesperson informed NBC12 on Tuesday that a report date was now to-be-determined. The Dukes are back on campus with players working out.

Though there will be no league games this fall, teams will have the option of fielding an independent schedule and playing in the fall if they wish. T.J. Eck of WHSV in Harrisonburg reports that JMU will attempt to play a fall schedule if the FCS still plans to hold its playoffs.

This is a developing story and that we will update with new information as it becomes available.

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