The Southern Athletic Association announced Thursday it has decided to suspend competition for Fall 2020 sports.
The league said in a statement on its website that its Presidents’ Council has been planning for months and may move fall athletic competition into the spring of 2021.
“‘The highest priority at each institution is the health and wellbeing of our campus communities, student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and spectators,’ said SAA Commissioner, Jay Gardiner. ‘As the pandemic evolves, the SAA will continue to monitor the situation and intends to resume fall sports competition in early 2021.’
“During the fall, each institution will have an opportunity to work with student-athletes for training opportunities outside a traditional season, consistent with federal and state public health authorities, the NCAA, and institutional guidelines.
“We intend to join other Division III conferences in requesting that the NCAA postpone fall championships until the spring semester of 2021.”