Colonial Athletic Association cancels football season due to coronavirus pandemic this year

Paola Ditto
Luglio 19, 2020

Accordingly, while the majority of CAA institutions have decided not to continue with Fall football, we are now looking at how to rebuild a schedule for the Fall season while following health and safety protocols and guidance. The 12 associates of the meeting, having said that, are permitted to pursue impartial schedules. With the conference schedule nixed on Friday, it could be viewed as a potential tipping point against any form of a 2020 FCS season. Arguably the weakest of the five Power conferences, with only two total appearances in the College Football Playoff (CFP), the forgoing of non-conference games will likely hurt the conference's chances of making the CFP even more.

While the NCAA will make the decision if the move will impact a year of student-athlete eligibility, it will not affect their scholarship status.

"These are certainly unprecedented and challenging times and this decision was an incredibly hard one to make".

Colonial Athletic Association football turned the most recent domino to tumble in university football, saying on Friday it will not have a convention timetable this tumble for the reason that of worries around the world coronavirus pandemic. Hampton, a Big South Convention member, also introduced previously this week it will not have drop competition.

In conjunction with the decision of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Football Conference Board of Directors, the University of DE will suspend conference competition for the upcoming 2020 football season.

There were several peer institutions competing in the CAA Conference that have made the same decision to suspend fall sports competition.

While the entire CAA conference did not make a collective decision on sports outside of football, we felt it was necessary for us to align our decision for all of our fall sports.

As of now, the rest of the CAA's fall sports are still set to be played.

In a release from UNCW earlier today, it was announced that the university has remained optimistic about competing in the fall.

Delaware Athletics will diligently explore opportunities to create a competitive season for the fall sports programs during the spring of 2021.

"The health and well-being of our student-athletes will always be our top priority", said UNCW athletic director Jimmy Bass.

Sports set to begin later in the fall (men's and women's basketball, etc.) are still under review.

Altre relazioniGrafFiotech

Discuti questo articolo

Segui i nostri GIORNALE