On the same day that the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) announced that it will be pushing its high school fall sports back until the spring, the Nebraska Scholastic Activities Association (NSAA) says it will be pushing forward with its normal schedule.

Monday, the NSAA announced that it will proceed as planned with its fall sports schedule in 2020. Practices for fall sports are permitted to begin on Aug. 10. Those sports include:

  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Cross Country
  • Girls Golf
  • Boys Tennis
  • Softball

The NSAA released a statement on its website:

The health and safety of our student participants, coaches, and officials has been our priority as we work to provide activities for our member schools. This will not change, and modifications may have to be made. Please be understanding and flexible as we continue to try to navigate through this pandemic. We will continue to work with the Governor’s officeNebraska Department of Education, and the local health departments to make the best decisions for your students and our member schools.

In addition to the announcement, the NCAA released a list of best practices for coaches, student-athletes and staff to follow as a fall sports schedule approaches.

Obviously, the high school level isn’t the same as the college level. However, it has to be a positive sign for B1G teams knowing that a state within the conference is moving forward with fall sports as scheduled. Hopefully this is a step in the right direction.