Southland Conference Postpones Fall Sports
The Southland Conference, which includes NSU, has joined the growing list of other conferences that have decided to postpone the upcoming Fall sports season. According to the Southland Conference website, the decision includes the immediate postponement of all league competition for football, women's soccer, volleyball and cross country. Moving these sports to the Spring remains a possibility that the league will continue to monitor and explore.
Southland Conference schools do have the green light to pursue limited competition in the fall against other institutions that are looking to compete.
Due to the current climate around the nation surrounding fall competition, the NCAA Division I council recommended on Wednesday that the NCAA Division I board of governors grant student-athletes impacted by the coronavirus pandemic an extension of their five-year eligibility and an additional season of competition if they compete in 50% of less of the maximum number of competitions allowed in each sport under NCAA rules.