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A color chart to reflect state association's start dates for fall sports.

The fate of fall sports rests in the hands of 51 state associations around the country, which are all navigating uncharted territory amid the COVID-19 pandemic and surging case numbers nation wide. 

State associations have had to get creative in its return-to-play plans, with some states choosing to make major modifications to seasons, and lengthy postponements. But others have hit the ground running, encouraging strict safety protocols in order to get back on the field as soon as possible. 

Here is a look at the return to fall sports among 50 states and the District of Columbia.