September 12th Could Be Sports History, Here’s Why
If you’re anything like me, every day the news of the day is the projections of when sports are returning. I have always preferred having an end goal in mind, and the fact that most major sports leagues have pushed their return dates to late summer and early fall means that we could be looking at one of the best seasons of sports to date.
The day in mind is September 12th. The second Saturday of college football season has the potential to have games or matches from several different sports leagues.
At the forefront of this day is college football. On September 12th, Alabama will be hosting Georgia State and Auburn will be taking on North Carolina in Atlanta. In addition, Tennessee will be traveling to Oklahoma to take on the Sooners, Ohio State will travel to Oregon to take on the Ducks, and LSU will be hosting Texas in what will most likely be the primetime game.
In Richmond, Virginia, NASCAR will be holding the second round of the Monster Energy Cup Playoffs. NASCAR was one of the first leagues in America to start back, and since then the racing league has been playing catch up by hosting races during the week. This race will be televised at 6:30 p.m. on NBCSN.
All eyes will be on Orlando leading into this weekend. The adjusted NBA Playoffs will be in full swing on September 12th, and the second round in action with the Conference Finals in full view.
The National Hockey League has already announced that they will be returning, but the time frame is unclear. The league has announced a 24-team playoff race that features a play-in round while the top four teams will receive byes. It has also been announced that both conferences- the Eastern and Western- will both be placed in respective hub cities, much like the NBA’s spot in Orlando.
While the 2020 Masters tournament in Augusta, Georgia will be held in November, the beginning of the 2020-21 professional golf season is set to start in Napa, California at the Safeway Open.
Finally, it is still unknown whether the MLB will be playing the 2020 season due to contract negotiations, but if the season starts, it will likely be in the midst of a shortened season with the playoffs coming soon after.
Time will tell how these sporting events line up, but if everything falls into place correctly, we could be looking at potentially one of the best days in American sports history.