Coronavirus Concerns Send College Athletes To Sidelines - Easton, MA - Northeast-10, Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference the latest to cancel fall season sports for MA, NH schools. Therefore, the NEAC Presidents’ Council has made the difficult decision to cancel all conference activities and championships for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year, effective immediately. Story Links INDIANAPOLIS – On Friday morning, the Great Midwest Athletic Conference provided an official announcement regarding the status of remaining spring athletics competition and championship sport offerings for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. In response to the outbreak of COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus), and after full discussions with the conference Presidents, the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) has announced the indefinite suspension, effective March 16, of all spring regular season conference competition and conference championships. Pac-12 presidents will meet in a regularly scheduled call on Tuesday. The ACC, Big 12 and SEC also have regularly scheduled meetings this week. Neither conference is part of the Power Five. Earlier Monday, the Detroit Free Press reported that the Big Ten is expected to cancel the 2020 season this week. Latest COVID-19 updates from the NAIA National Office: Nov. 23, 2020: COVID Q&A Forum Recording A Power Five source told CBS Sports they believe the Pac-12 is "very close to voting." Today, Anna Maria College is announcing that all spring athletics are cancelled. First published on August 10, 2020 / 7:28 PM. In response to the outbreak of COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus), and after full discussions with the conference Presidents, the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) has announced the indefinite suspension, effective March 16, of all spring regular season conference competition and conference championships. ", "[Canceling football in the next couple of days] could happen for some leagues," the ACC official said. Dear Presidents, Today, the Presidents’ Athletic Conference announced the cancellation of a number of fall and winter sports during the Fall 2020 semester in the interest of ensuring the health and safety of student-athletes and our campus communities. The Mid-American Conference on Saturday announced it was cancelling all 2020 fall sports. Varsity athletic conference competition will continue while we work with athletic conference partners and the NCAA. Given the uncertainty of COVID-19, we also have a responsibility to exhibit careful consideration of all those that interact with our programs, our campuses and our greater communities. 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Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary, Biden to nominate Tai for trade rep and McDonough for veterans affairs, Biden introduces his pick to lead Defense Department, Biden to nominate Marcia Fudge to lead HUD. On Monday, a Big Ten spokesperson denied reports that the conference had voted to cancel the 2020 season, CBS Sports reports. LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga.-- The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Presidents Council announced on Thursday that NCAA intercollegiate competition will not occur during the Fall 2020 season due to health and safety concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. / CBS News. ", "You don't want to believe everything you read. Sources have told The Capital as … It was a regularly scheduled call," he said. A growing list of universities are reporting new coronavirus cases among students in their athletic programs. "We talked about a whole bunch of different things. Click the links below for the most recent updates at each SCIAC member institution. "No vote has been held by our presidents and chancellors," the spokesman said. Following a conference calls with university presidents and athletic directors, an ACC official told CBS Sports on Monday that the conference is, " trying to move forward [with playing] absolutely." Radio host Dan Patrick reported a vote of the school presidents ended up 12-2 in favor of cancellation. March 13, 2020 - Update on COVID-19Anna Maria College continues to take protective measure to ensure the safety and well-being of its students, faculty and staff in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. CMS, Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. For questions, contact COVID19info@naia.org. ", Bowlsby also addressed reports that cancellations were imminent, saying "I'm not aware decisions have been made.". SCIAC will provide updates as soon as outstanding questions are answered. To the NESCAC athletic community: The NESCAC presidents have been discussing COVID-19 on athletics, among many other issues our campuses are addressing as a result of the virus. HADLEY, Mass. BETHANY, W.Va (WTRF) — The Presidents Athletic Conference, which includes Bethany College, has decided to postpone all fall “high-contact” and “medium contact” sports. - The following statement was released on Friday, March 6, from the Presidents of the New England Small College Athletic Conference. This includes football, soccer, volleyball and cross country until the spring 20-21 semester, due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The NAIA Council of Presidents (COP) and other councils and committees continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and make decisions they believe are in the best interest of our student-athletes. Modified spring schedules for those sports will be announced later on. Effective immediately, the Great Midwest has canceled all spring athletics competition and championships. The Power Five — the Big Ten, Big 12, Atlantic Coast Conference, Pacific-12 and Southeastern Conference — had not come to a definitive decision by Monday night. Across the conference, our teams have been training and preparing safely with COVID-19 measures in place through the fall,” Dr. Calvin Troup, president of … Lucas Oil Stadium is shown during the first half of the Big Ten Conference championship NCAA college football game between Iowa and Michigan State Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, in Indianapolis. August 11, 2020 / 7:16 AM The Mountain West conference said Monday that it would also cancel fall sports. There will be no winter sports season for the New England Small Collegiate Athletic Conference, the schools' presidents announced on Thursday. The Big Ten announced in July it would be moving to a conference-only schedule for the 2020 fall season. UCF moving forward with athletic events despite concern over coronavirus (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP) UCF will move forward with athletic events despite the growing concern over the coronavirus pandemic. However, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby told CBS Sports it was a regularly scheduled meeting, and noted that the Power Five commissioners "talk almost every day. Big Twelve Commissioner Bob Bowlsby speaks to the media on March 12, 2020, in Kansas City, Missouri. NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. (pacathletics.org)—The Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Presidents Council has determined it to be in the best interest of the health and safety of its students, faculty, staff and campus communities to indefinitely suspend all varsity athletically-related activities, effective immediately. P.O Box 6599 Laguna Niguel, Calif. 92607 The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference has suspended all fall sports indefinitely because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic but hasn't determined whether the fall … Each SCIAC institution will make independent decisions regarding spring non-conference competition and whether teams or individuals who have qualified for winter postseason play will compete. Saturday's Tulsa at Navy football game has been postponed by the American Athletic Conference due to coronavirus issues among Navy football players. The Power Five, which includes the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference, collects almost all of its revenue from media-rights contracts for sports broadcasting, postseason football appearances, ticket sales and donors, Knight Commission data show. 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