TUSCALOOSA, AL. — In the latest blow to hopes of a college football season this fall, reports have indicated that the Big Ten conference is expected to cancel its 2020 season, making it the first among Power Five conferences to do so and possibly leading the way for other conferences to follow. While no official announcement has been made from the Southeastern Conference as of Monday, store owners in Tuscaloosa say not having a football season in any form could be devastating.
“I guess we would just pack up and go home,” said Alex Gatewood, owner of The Locker Room, when asked about plans in the event that the University of Alabama’s season is cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “I don’t think they’ll have football. I think when the Big Ten closed, that showed what’s going to happen.”
Despite the uncertainty in the months to come, Gatewood said