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No fall sports at UB, Mid-American Conference postpones all fall sports due to COVID-19

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Posted at 11:51 AM, Aug 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-08 14:28:05-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Sports will not be played at the University at Buffalo this fall.

The Mid-American Conference, also known as the MAC, has postponed all of its scheduled fall sports due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

The conference's council of presidents voted unanimously to take the action stating the health and safety of student-athletes, coaches and communities is its top priority.

The sports impacted are men's and women's cross country, field hockey, football, men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball. The conference says it has begun formalizing plans for the 2021 spring semester when these sports could possibly be played.

No decision has been made on winter sports at this time.

View the full statement from the MAC below.

University at Buffalo officials held a press conference to discuss the decision Saturday afternoon.