Sul Ross State postpones fall sports to spring following conference announcement

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The American Southwest Conference announced the suspension of all NCAA Division III athletics in response to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ASC Council of Presidents announced Friday evening that all conference-scheduled competition and championship events for all sports will be postponed until the spring. This includes football, volleyball, cross country and soccer.

“The American Southwest Conference membership anticipates approval of NCAA Division III playing and practice season waivers allowing greater opportunity for students in all sports to have a broad athletics experience throughout the 2020-21 academic year. Under the waiver, each campus would have flexibility in conducting individual and team skill instruction, strength and conditioning, and practices along with the prospect for enhanced academic and personal development, and other athletically related activities as health and safety conditions allow,” per the press release.

“The decision to postpone Lobo football, volleyball, and soccer has been complex, but the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff remains our priority,” said athletic director Jim Goodman in the release.

For more information on the fall sports postponement, visit the American Southwest Conference’s website.

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