FCS program opting out of playing season this spring
Indiana State has opted out of playing the 2021 spring football season.
It was announced on Friday afternoon by the Twitter account for Indiana State:
Indiana State Opts Out of 2021 Spring Football Season
— Sycamore Football (@IndStFB) January 11, 2021
On the official website for Sycamores football, Athletic Director Sherard Clinkscales released a statement on why the school opted out and said:
“This is a challenging environment to navigate. I support Curt and his vision for the Sycamore football program, especially when it comes to the health, safety, and development of our student-athletes,” Clinkscales said. “The University has provided us with all the resources needed for a spring season and we were certainly looking forward to games, but the health and safety of our student-athletes is a priority. We look forward to normal spring practices in the coming months as we continue to work toward a full fall season in 2021.”
Sycamores President Deborah J. Curtis then had a statement of her own in the press release and said:
“We will always make the health and safety of student-athletes our first priority. I’m grateful to coach Mallory for his leadership and judgement about what’s best for his players. We look forward to a successful season of football in the fall.”
It looks like the school will use the spring to prepare for the next full fall season.