On Thursday, the NCAA released a statement saying that the governing body supports each individual conference making their own decisions for the upcoming fall sports season. Shortly before that, the Big Ten announced that it was only going to play conference games in all of its fall sports.
During Friday's installment of "Nothing Personal with David Samson," David Samson said that he believes that the NCAA needs to make a uniform ruling on fall sports schedules and can't allow each individual conference to decide what's best for them.
"If there's ever a time for the NCAA is needed to actually take a stand, pull up their boot straps. Instead they're waiting," Samson said. "The NCAA is missing the boat here. In no way should they be letting individual conferences and individual schools make decisions. They need to step up. We're going to have different conferences living by different rules."
"As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact college sports nationally, the NCAA supports its members as they make important decisions bad on their specific circumstances and in the best interest of college athletes' health and well-being," the NCAA said in a statement.
So far, the Ivy League has decided to cancel fall sports and reassess in January and the Big Ten is scraping all non-conference games. It's likely that there are going to be many different routes that various conferences take depending on where COVID-19 stands when the fall rolls around.