CIAA Suspends NCAA Competition for Fall 2020 - Higher Education

NOMINATE AN EMERGING SCHOLAR



Higher Education News and Jobs

CIAA Suspends NCAA Competition for Fall 2020



The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association has suspended all NCAA competition for the fall of 2020 due to ongoing safety concerns associated with COVID-19.

Jacqie McWilliams

The association said several member schools are in states experiencing dramatic increases in new COVID-19 cases. This has led to a pause in phased reopening plans in many of these states and uncertainty as to whether students will return to college campuses this fall.

“This was a difficult decision but remains consistent with our long-standing priority of always acting in the best interest of our student-athletes, coaches, and support staff,” said CIAA Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams in a statement. “While there will be no athletic competition in the fall, we will continue to support opportunities that enhance the experiences of our student-athletes, member institutions, and partners.”

The association said it will explore the possibility of a modified schedule of competition for football and volleyball as well as men’s and women’s cross country during the spring of 2021. If a move to the spring is adopted, revised game and practice schedules will be established along with the process of determining conference champions for those respective sports, the association said.

Semantic Tags: