Wellness Center

August 14 - Centennial Conference statement on fall and winter athletics for the fall semester

The Centennial Conference issued an update on athletics during the fall semester.

PRESS RELEASE

The following is an update regarding athletic activity for the fall 2020 semester.

Amidst the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Centennial Conference Presidents Council has decided to cancel intercollegiate competition for all fall and winter sports through Dec. 31, 2020.

The Presidents Council’s decision was made with the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and campus communities as its top priority. The decision was also based on the recent National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Board of Governors’ mandate of the NCAA Resocialization principles and the Division III Presidents Council decision to cancel fall championships.

Practice opportunities will be available in the fall semester per Division III protocols and at the discretion of each member institution. The Conference and its members will continue to monitor local and national guidelines regarding health and safety to make any necessary adjustments moving forward.
Member representatives and conference officials understand the significant impact these decisions have on our student-athletes and remain ready to provide support and guidance in any way possible. Questions related to eligibility and academics should be directed to member institutions, as usual.

The Conference is exploring alternative competition options such as shifting fall athletics to the spring. Further updates will be provided as information becomes available.

 

- 30 -