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NJCAA Moves Most Fall Sports to Spring 2021



The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has moved most fall sports, including football to spring 2021.

The NJCAA cross country championships for all three divisions and half marathon championships will remain at their originally scheduled dates in the fall, as will Division III women’s tennis. All winter sports competition will begin in January with a majority of championship seasons moved from March to April. These sports include men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling, and swimming and diving. Men’s and women’s bowling and men’s and women’s indoor track and field will be held at the beginning of March.

“Our greatest focus is and always has been providing the best opportunities for our student-athletes,” said Dr. Christopher Parker, association president and CEO, in a statement.  “Through a unified effort from our Presidential Advisory Council, the Board of Regents, and leadership staff, our most recent plan of action provides a path that keeps our student-athletes competing at the highest level with proper safety measures in place. As we move forward as an association, we will continue to provide opportunities for our student-athletes, coaches, and all those involved with the NJCAA to be safe and successful.”

Spring sports competition, including baseball, softball, beach volleyball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s lacrosse, track and field, and men’s and women’s tennis, will see some minor adjustments to dates.

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