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.
On the financial ramifications:— Adam Unger (@AdamUnger_7) August 8, 2020
“Sitting here today, we don’t know what this will mean financially... it will depend upon if we’re able to do some things in the spring.”
No decision has been made on winter sports at this time.
More on what’s next, winter sports, and moving fall sports to the spring:— Adam Unger (@AdamUnger_7) August 8, 2020
“By mid-fall hopefully, we’ll have plans in place and have that approved... by November or December, we’ll hopefully know more about the virus to make the determination with these plans.”
View the full statement from the MAC below.
University at Buffalo officials held a press conference to discuss the decision Saturday afternoon.