The South Atlantic Conference joined a growing list of Division II conferences with its announcement on Friday that it is postponing athletic competition.
The SAC will move all of its fall sports – women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, football, field hockey and men’s and women’s cross country – to the spring semester.
Commissioner Patrick Britz said in a release that it was a tough decision.
“Much like the decision we had to make back in March to cancel spring sports, this decision to postpone fall sports was very difficult for our administration to make,” Britz said. “But the health and safety of our student-athletes is our number one priority and we feel the decision to postpone our fall seasons is the best for their safety and well-being, and it gives us the best opportunity to play. While this still does not guarantee our fall sports will be able to compete during the 2021 spring season, it gives us the best chance to continue to monitor the situation.”
The SAC has also chosen to temporarily suspend all athletically-related activities, including practices, weight training, and voluntary workouts for all sports until September 1.