Will coronavirus cancel college football in 2020? COVID-19 updates, key dates & season alternatives The spread of COVID-19 in the United State has led to a complete halt of sporting events in the country and has prompted questions whether the 2020 college football season will take place. Alabama coach Nick Saban was among many FBS coaches who have been asked that question this week. «I never really answer hypothetical questions,» Saban said. «I’m sure that everybody’s going to want me to speculate on what’s going to happen in the future, and nobody really knows.