Fresno State football will return in October as Mountain West votes to play

Fresno State Athletics announced Friday that Bulldogs will play, but no fans will be allowed to watch inside Bulldog Stadium.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno State fans will get to see their Bulldogs play this year as the Mountain West Conference voted for a return to play on Thursday night.

The 2020 season will consist of eight conference games with games starting on October 24. The MW championship game will be held on December 19.

Fresno State Athletics announced Friday that Bulldogs will play, but due to COVID-19, no fans will be allowed to watch inside Bulldog Stadium.




The conference said coaches and athletes will be tested three times a week for COVID-19.

The move is a reversal from a decision on August 10th to postpone fall sports "in response to ongoing challenges with the effective mitigation and management of the COVID-19 virus in conjunction with athletic competition."



Fresno State is one of five schools in the conference who did not hold a single spring football practice as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Student athletes have been off campus since March.

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