Coronavirus Tracker: Junior College Fall Sports Shift Seasons
July 16, 2020
Current updates on association response to the global COVID-19 crisis, along with a roundup of conference, travel and business news and information.
Football in the Spring
While the final word on the Division I college football season hasn’t yet been announced, its junior college equivalent is taking a breather until the spring.
That was the call the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) made this week, moving men’s football, along with men’s and women’s soccer and court volleyball, to the spring. Athletes in these sports, along with men’s and women’s basketball, will be allowed to practice this fall, but competition will be held off for now, according to The Washington Post. (Basketball is expected to restart its seasons in January.)
The approach differs from most of the NCAA, which hopes to play in the fall, though some individual leagues, including the Ivy League and the Patriot League, largely plan to hold off on games until the spring. But the rising number of COVID-19 cases could prevent that.
Please select this link to read the complete article from Associations Now.