NCAA makes decision on fall sports championships
There will be no fall sports championships in 2020. NCAA President Mark Emmert said on Thursday that, instead, the association will look to host those championships in spring 2021.
“We cannot, at this point, have fall NCAA championships, Emmert said.
The NCAA’s decision does not affect college football, as the association does not govern the sport. Fall sports programs can still decide to play a regular season, but will not have an opportunity to compete for a national championship.
"We cannot, at this point, have fall NCAA championships."
NCAA President Mark Emmert discusses the latest developments in fall sports and looks ahead to winter and spring championships.
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Emmert’s words come just a few days after the B1G and Pac-12 opted out of fall sports for the 2020 season. Both leagues are pushing to resume those athletics programs in the spring, as well.
The NCAA has largely allowed conferences and schools to make their own decisions to this point. However, with so many leagues postponing until spring, the association didn’t have much choice in its decision.