Miami RedHawks: MAC votes to play football this fall

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Miami University football coach Chuck Martin, at Mid-American Conference Media Day last week in Detroit, talks about continuing to recruit verbally committed players until a national letter of intent is signed, an effort that paid off with RedHawks standout receiver James Gardner.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

The MAC is back.

The Mid-American Conference announced Friday afternoon its school presidents have voted to reinstate the fall football season on the recommendation of its medical advisory board despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

That means the Miami RedHawks won’t have to wait until spring or next fall to defend their 2019 league title.

A six-game conference-only schedule will begin Nov. 4, and the season will conclude on Dec. 18 or 19 with the MAC Football Championship game. A full schedule will be released at a later date.

The MAC announcement comes the same week the Pac-12 opted back in and a week after the Big Ten did so.

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