NCAA rules out fall championships as FCS conferences postpone

Ross Houston
August 14, 2020

He also said that fall sports will not receive priority over winter and spring sports, which saw their championships and seasons canceled at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. We can't in any Division I NCAA championship sport now - which is everything other than FBS football that goes on in the fall.

Last week, the NCAA Board of Governors required each division to adjust rules to support student-athletes whose seasons were impacted by COVID-19, similar to decisions that were made for spring sport student-athletes.

While the NCAA works out what to do with fall sports, winter sports -such as swimming and diving- and spring sports are in limbo. He suggested that if half the schools participate, the NCAA could crown legitimate champions. In the NCAA's latest announcement, those sports, including basketball and ice hockey, weren't affected.

It will be voted on by the NCAA's Board of Governors next Friday, Aug. 21, the new deadline for which Division I has to decide on whether to sponsor fall championships. Schools in conference that have not yet canceled their fall seasons could conceivably try to stage regular season competition.

Wednesday, Valdosta State and the Gulf South Conference announced the start of several sports, including football, will be pushed back until, at least, January 1, 2021.

The ACC held a meeting Thursday afternoon to discuss the fate of its football season.

The Mountain East Conference Board of Directors has chose to postpone all fall sports seasons to the spring semester in 2021. The Big 12 is still planning to play.

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