Atlantic 10 Conference postpones fall sport competitions and championships

Posted at 1:45 PM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 13:45:23-04

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — The Atlantic 10 Conference announced on Friday the postponement of all scheduled fall contests in conference-sponsored sports and A-10 championships due to the continuing COVID-19 global pandemic. This includes men's and women's soccer, field hockey, men's and women's cross country and volleyball.

In addition, the fall competitive schedules for men's golf, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's swimming and diving, and women's rowing will also be postponed, as will non-traditional competition seasons for baseball, softball and women's lacrosse.

Not all hope is lost. The conference has agreed to a "look-in window" in mid-September, allowing for a potentially truncated competitive schedule amongst conference opponents if the COVID-19 risk has substantially been reduced. The league also intends to conduct a competitive schedule for the fall sports in the 2021 spring semester should that be a viable option.

The competitive schedules for winter sports (other than swimming and diving fall contests) will remain unchanged at this time.