The goal posts for the fate of the free world, let alone the college football season, seem to be moving every 12 hours. But for now, the date and site of the 2020 Rocky Mountain Showdown between the CU Buffs and CSU Rams — Sept. 5 at Canvas Stadium in Fort Collins — remain set in stone.
“(CU athletic director) Rick (George) and I talked a couple Sundays ago and we both agreed that we hope we see each other on Sept. 5 at Canvas Stadium,” CSU athletic director Joe Parker told The Post. “But those are decisions well outside the scope of our responsibility.”
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott told The Post in an interview last week that several scenarios are being discussed among conference officials for the upcoming football season — including a season that starts late.
Scott said that he doesn’t want football to return until campuses are re-opened for students and staff, and that he’d like to see programs such as the Buffs, who have a new coach in Karl Dorrell, get sufficient run-up time heading into the regular season.
CU’s spring practices were postponed before they could begin, while the Rams were roughly halfway through theirs before campuses were shut down over coronavirus concerns.
“(We’re) very hopeful that they’re able to have a full football season that includes that game,” Parker said.
And if the season gets contracted in a way that causes the game to be postponed — or worse yet, cancelled?
“I haven’t let my mind go there yet,” Parker said.
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