ROSEMONT, Pa. - The Colonial States Athletic Conference Board of Directors has announced today that the conference shall suspend all intercollegiate competition for the Fall 2020 season. A final decision on the possibility of future intercollegiate competition for fall sports, including the possibility of conducting fall intercollegiate competition in Spring 2021, as well as a plan for intercollegiate competition for winter sports, will be made by the end of September. 

The CSAC Board of Directors and other administrative groups have worked tirelessly in collaboration with the conference office staff over the past weeks and months to develop multiple potential scenarios for intercollegiate competition in the fall while being mindful of health and safety guidelines from the NCAA, each member’s campus reopening plans and the landscape of college athletics. This difficult decision was made with careful deliberation and strategic assessment of the scope of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The conference and its administration will continue to explore safe training and intra-campus practice opportunities for its member institutions while continuing to be mindful of the rapidly-changing local, regional and national conditions.

“The decision by the CSAC to suspend competition for the Fall 2020 season is agonizing not only for our student-athletes but also for our entire campus community,” said Director of Athletics Tina Hill. “While this is not the outcome we had hoped for, the health and safety our student-athletes, coaches and staff is paramount. Although there will be no competition, we are eagerly anticipating the return of our student-athletes to campus this fall.”

Read the statement from President Wes Fugate regarding fall athletics here.

Published: July 21, 2020