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DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 7: Defensive back Demarcus Governor #26 of the Central Michigan Chippewas walks off the field after a 26-21 loss to the Miami (Oh) Redhawks in the MAC Championship at Ford Field on December 7, 2019, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Sources report, the MAC has canceled its football season this fall because of player health and safety concerns regarding COVID-19. This means three schools in Michigan: Eastern, Western and Central, will not play in 2020.

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The 12-member MAC is the first Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) conference opting not to play this fall. On Wednesday, UConn, an independent, became the first FBS school to announce it would not play this year. The MAC intends to try to play in the spring, sources said.

The MAC reached its decision Saturday morning in a vote by the league’s presidents, sources said. The conference presidents initially met Thursday to finalize the league’s scheduling format. However, Northern Illinois president Lisa Freeman, a former research scientist at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, indicated her school would not play this fall because of the health and safety concerns, sources said.

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