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Southwestern Athletic Conference postpones fall sporting events to spring 2021

By: - July 22, 2020 2:23 pm

The Southwestern Athletic Conference will postpone all scheduled fall sporting events, which impacts men’s and women’s cross country, football, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball, until the 2021 spring semester.

The conference said in a statement released on Monday that “this action was necessary out of growing concern for the health, safety and well-being both mentally and physically of our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, team staff, campus faculty, fans and supporters.”

Fall sports teams will be allowed to practice and condition throughout the semester, as the conference begins formally planning the scheduling for the 2021 spring semester, according the statement.

“The SWAC shares in the disappointment that will undoubtedly be felt by student-athletes, fans, and supporters impacted by the postponement of fall sports competition. The league will continue to review appropriate measures to ensure the health, safety and well-being of student-athletes, coaches, administrators and the local community which continues to be the primary responsibility of the Southwestern Athletic Conference and its member institutions,” said the conference in the statement.

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JC Canicosa
JC Canicosa

JC Canicosa is an award-winning journalist at The Louisiana Illuminator. Canicosa has previous experience at Investigate-TV and The Loyola Maroon and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Loyola University New Orleans. At Loyola, he was the senior staff writer at The Maroon and the president of the school's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Off the clock, Canicosa enjoys playing basketball, watching movies and dabbling in comedy writing.

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