Southern Conference Delays Fall Sports


The Southern Conference Council of Presidents announced Thursday that the league will not have fall league competition due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing for non-conference contests at each institutions’ discretion. 

It is the intention of the SoCon to move the fall sports’ regular-season competition and championships to the spring. The student-athletes impacted by this decision are football, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball. 

Practice and competition for some sports that have their championships in the winter/spring but traditionally have fall practice and competitions (men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s lacrosse, baseball, softball and rifle) will be determined by each institution.

“The Southern Conference made the difficult decision to postpone fall league competition today,” stated UTC Vice President and Director of Athletics Mark Wharton.  “We will continue to explore the feasibility of non-conference games in the fall and those decisions will be made in the coming days.”

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