(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent)
It was announced today that the NCAA will not conduct fall championships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This move will cancel championships for fall sports like men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball but will not effect major college football since they use a different system and not the NCAA.
NCAA President Mark Emmert made this announcement on social media.
“Sadly, tragically that’s going to be the case this fall. Full stop,” Emmert was quoted by the Associated Press as saying. “That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t and can’t turn toward winter and spring and say, ‘How can we create a legitimate championship for those students?’ There are ways to do this. I am completely confident we can figure this out.”
It has been a wild few weeks for college sports as NAA Division II and II cancelled their fall championships and Division I saw conference after conference cancel their fall seasons.
Division I football – bowl subdivision, has its college football playoffs run by conferences and six of those leagues are still having football seasons as of now.
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