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.
My heart goes out to the 123 guys I had to tell tonight that we will not be playing football in 2020. We will get through this challenge. Challenges are apart of life, this is just another opportunity for our football family to grow and become stronger together! #ExtraDegree— Christian Ozolins (@Ozolincp) July 21, 2020
"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.