The Big XII football conference did not even flinch when the B1G and Pac 12 football conferences announced that they would be canceling/suspending Fall athletics for 2020.

In fact, the Big XII had a major announcement of their own.  They announced the 2020 Big XII conference schedule and, in turn, the members of the conference announced their non-conference games-- if scheduled.

The Iowa State Cyclones have scheduled their non-conference opponent for September 26th.  Instead of their usual in state rival, the Iowa Hawkeyes, they originally scheduled Ball State.  Ball State is in the MAC football conference and that conference decided this past weekend to not have a Fall athletics season.

Confused and annoyed yet?

So Iowa State will play Louisiana on September 9th at home.  Here is the rest of their schedule:

  • at TCU 9/26
  • vs Oklahoma 10/3
  • vs Texas Tech 10/10
  • at OKLAHOMA STATE 10/24
  • at KANSAS 10/31
  • vs Baylor 11/7
  • vs Kansas State 11/21
  • at TEXAS 11/28
  • at WEST VIRGINIA 12/5

The Big XII, the SEC, and the ACC are the only conferences left out of the Power 5 that still plan to play football.

As of right now, there are just 77 FBS schools planning to play football in the Fall of 2020.

We hope that the Big XII will pull off the season and wish the Iowa State Cyclones all the luck.