The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) announced the official cancellation of all fall sports regular season and championship competition in a press release Wednesday morning.
The decision follows a majority vote from the 18 members of the Board of Directors who preside over each university in the conference. It also aligns with the NCAA’s action of cancelling all fall sports seasons and championships for Division II, which was announced earlier in the year.
The sports affected by the decision include men’s and women’s cross country and soccer, men’s and women’s volleyball, football and field hockey. But if six or more universities choose to participate in any of those sports at a later time, the conference will reinstate a championship season.
Despite the cancellation, the PSAC’s decision does not prohibit individual institutions from participating in related athletic activities. Universities can also continue to explore competition outside of the previously mandated schedule.
According to the press release, PSAC officials also voted upon proceeding with its mandated schedules and championships for 2021 spring sports. Those sports include men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, tennis and golf, baseball and softball and women’s lacrosse.
The decision regarding winter championship seasons for wrestling, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s indoor track and field and swimming is not expected until sometime next week.
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