The Patriot League has decided it won’t play sports this coming fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the United States Military Academy and the United States Naval Academy “may continue to engage in competitive opportunities as considered appropriate by their respective Superintendents.”
The league said decisions about winter and spring sports competitions will be made at a later date and that practice opportunities in all sports will be permitted provided health and safety conditions support such activities.
“The collegiate athletics experience at all Patriot League institutions is valuable to fulfilling our educational and developmental missions, and the League recognizes that any degree of non-competition this fall is deeply disappointing to our student-athletes, coaches, and fans,” the league said in a statement. “However, the health and safety of our campuses and communities must be our highest priority. The League is committed to exploring creative approaches and alternatives to providing future competitive experiences to our fall sport student-athletes, including the possibility of conducting fall sport competition and championships in the second semester.”