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SUNYAC announces the suspension of fall sports competition

Buffalo State Bengals
Posted at 8:50 PM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 20:50:02-04

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — Another Buffalo school has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) is suspending fall sports competition, impacting Buffalo State athletics. They also announced the decision to delay winter conference and non-conference schedules until January 21st, 2021.

"Despite the absence of competition this fall, I am confident that we will be able to continue providing our student-athletes with an engaging athletic experience that includes a great opportunity for personal skill development and growth through small group workouts," Mike Howard, the chair of the SUNYAC Governing Body and director of athletics at Plattsburgh, said. "Our coaches are some of the best in the business at seizing opportunity when options seem limited and this certainly will be no exception as they continue recruiting, mentoring and engaging safely in community service."

Buffalo State has several fall sports teams including football, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's soccer, and women's volleyball. Men's and women's swimming and diving also begin their schedule in the Fall and compete through the winter season.