There has been talk about the college football season starting later this year than scheduled.
But Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock said at a press conference today he wouldn’t mind if football overlapped with basketball.
“We would be open to shifting the season, even if it overlapped with other sports,” Babcock said.
Babcock stressed he would not hold games unless it was safe for students and fans to return.
But his willingness to play regular-season games into January shows how important football revenues are to every athletic dept. that plays the sport.
Schools do not want to lose that TV money or ticket revenue. Does that mean conference games in late December? Bowls in January?
I think many athletic directors would prefer starting a month late and playing a full season to canceling the first four games of the season.