MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–The Mid-American Conference has postponed its entire fall sports season, becoming the first FBS conference to make the drastic decision because of ongoing concerns surrounding COVID-19.
This comes a day after UCONN canceled their football season.
West Virginia’s men’s soccer team is directly affected by this since the Mountaineers play in the MAC.
The vote to postpone all of the fall schedule was a unanimous decision by Council of Presidents.
The decision was not an easy one to make for conference officials.
“Clearly we are charting a conservative path — and it is one that has been recommended by our medical advisory group,” MAC commissioner John Steinbrecher said via a video conference. “There are simply too many unknowns for us to put our student-athletes in situations that are not clearly understood. We have traditionally been a leader on student-athlete well-being issues. This has not been an easy decision. For the Mid-American Conference, it is the right decision.”
The conference is trying to move all fall sports to the spring 2021 session if possible.
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