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It’s happening. The first impactful decision regarding college sports’ return to play will be made today, when the Ivy League announces its plans for fall sports. The plan could include shortened schedules or postponing seasons until the spring. Will what the Ivies decide become a trend at the FBS level, or will it be an outlier from a league without the same structures and incentives as big-time college football? College football’s power brokers insist that it’s the latter … for now. “We all pay attention to it, just to see what’s out there, but I think their model is a little different than our model when it comes to football,” said West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons, who is the chair of the NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee. “Is it definitely going to impact what we do? As a whole, not necessarily.” I would say that Lyons’ stance on the matter is surprising to me, but we built this thing off trust, so I can’t start lying now. When it comes to FBS football, there is too much at stake to believe that Power 5 commissioners and athletic directors would be willing to go that route unless they absolutely have to. At least in the short term, though, it’s possible that the Ivy League’s decision will resonate more with its peers than with the FBS conferences. The question is whether multiple decisions to cancel or postpone fall sports — even at the lowest level — could snowball into more.