Division II conference suspends all fall 2020 athletics
The California Collegiate Athletic Association, a conference member of the NCAA at the Division II level, has announced it has suspended all athletics for fall 2020. The announcement came on Tuesday, not long after California State University Chancellor Timothy White stated that there would be no on-campus classes in the fall.
California State University, which accounts for 23 campuses in the state, will switch to a virtual learning model for the fall semester. Notable schools associated in that system are Fresno State, San Diego State and San Jose state, which all compete in the Mountain West.
“Based on Chancellor White’s May 12th announcement that the vast majority of CSU courses will be virtual for the fall semester of the 2020-21 academic year, and with utmost consideration for the health and welfare of our students, coaches, staff, faculty and communities, CCAA member institutions have determined that NCAA sport competition will not occur during the fall of 2020,” the conference said in a statement.
“The CCAA member institutions will continue to advocate strongly to maintain NCAA championship opportunities for all of our student-athletes, including our fall sports, during the 2020-21 academic year and recommend competition resume when it is safe and appropriate to do so for all of its members. Additional information regarding plans for athletics in fall and spring will be communicated as soon as it becomes available.”
It’s worth noting that the CCAA does not sponsor football, which have made the decision slightly easier for the conference.