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NCAA Cancels Fall Division III Championships; Division I & II Deadline Looms

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The NCAA’s Division III Presidents Council has formally canceled championships for fall sports activities. Divisions I and II have till August 21 to make their choices.

“Trying on the well being and security challenges we face this fall throughout this unprecedented time, we needed to make this robust resolution to cancel championships for fall sports activities this educational yr in one of the best curiosity of our student-athletes and member establishments,” the Division III Presidents Council chair, Tori Murden McClure, said in a press release.

The choice comes amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has already triggered a wave of adjustments to sports activities on the school, highschool, {and professional} ranges.

This week, the NCAA’s Board of Governors published guidelines for each Division, including deadlines on whether to hold NCAA Championship events in fall sports. Divisions I, II, and III should resolve by August 14 how one can deal with eligibility for athletes who select to decide out of a season.

By August 21, every Division should resolve whether or not they’ll proceed with fall sport seasons and/or NCAA Championship occasions in fall sports activities. Divisions II and II nonetheless have simply over two weeks to make their choices.

Swimming & Diving stay winter sports activities within the NCAA, however competitors through the fall semester has already been adjusted for a variety of conferences and colleges. In Division III, specifically, Emory University and the University of Chicago have already canceled all sports – including swimming & diving – through the end of the first semester.