CIAA suspends NCAA fall sports for 2020

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NORTH CAROLINA (WWAY) — The Division II Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference have suspended fall 2020 sports and championship events due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The leagues announced the move Thursday and issued a joint statement, saying that “the welfare of our student-athletes is sacrosanct and must preempt all other considerations when evaluating any return to competition efforts.”

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In its release, the CIAA said it would explore a possible modified competition schedule for football, volleyball and cross country for the spring. There is no time frame for making that decision.

The league, based in Charlotte, said it would discuss plans for winter and spring sports.