NCAA Division II And III Fall Championships Canceled Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

Fall sports championships in NCAA Division II and Division III have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The cancellations impact football, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey and men’s water polo across both divisions.

The NCAA’s Board of Governors previously told each division to make its own determination on whether to hold fall championships this year, and both came to the same decision and made announcements Wednesday.

Other divisions have until Aug. 21 to decide if they will hold fall championships. If more than 50% of eligible teams cancel their season, the NCAA won’t have championship events in that division.

Meanwhile, the Big Ten — a Division I conference — unveiled its football schedule for the 2020 season Wednesday but cautioned there is no guarantee games will be played.

NCAA’s Division II, Division III fall championships canceled


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