When Will Sports Return? Updated Calendar for 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic

Jason Schandl
When will sports return amidst the coronavirus pandemic?
When will sports return amidst the coronavirus pandemic? / Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images

*All league developments and expected timelines listed below were last updated on Monday, July 20.

Just about the entire sports world was put on hold on March 11, when the NBA was the first domino to fall, cancelling games as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Sports have slowly trickled throughout the spring and summer, but the end of July and beginning of August are about to bring a ton of sports returns at once. The Duel is here to organize all of the latest updates on these returns in one place.

When Will MLB Return?

After a stressful offseason of negotiations between the owners and the players, MLB Opening Day is set for Thursday, July 23, kicking off with a matchup between the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals.

When Will NBA Return?

NBA players and coaches are already set up in their quarantined bubble at Walt Disney World, and the season will resume with the first games being played on Thursday, July 30.

When Will NHL Return?

The NHL's expanded playoff bracket is set, and the first games are scheduled to be played during the day on Saturday, August 1.

Will NFL Be Postponed?

The NFL Draft went down as originally scheduled in April, and players are still set to report to training camp starting the week of July 20. There have been proposals to eliminate or shorten the preseason, but there is still no official word on whether the regular season will be effected.

Will College Football Be Postponed?

College football conferences aren't all making the same decisions for the season, but some have announced their official plans. The Big Ten and Pac-12 will both be playing conference-only schedules, cancelling all non-conference games for their teams. The Big 12 plans to announce their plans in late July, while the ACC and SEC have not provided any specific updates on their plans for the 2020 season.

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