Colleges Begin to Cancel Fall Sports, Ivy League Could Be Next

Ruben Hill
July 9, 2020

The Ivy League conference announced Wednesday it will cancel sports because of the coronavirus pandemic and will not reconsider resuming athletic programs until at least January 1, 2021, the New York Times reports.

The conference reportedly decided that no sports will be played until after January 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the Ivy League is next in line to make the hard decision whether or not to have Fall athletics. ECAC conference play typically begins in November.

One unnamed Ivy League coach told the Philadelphia Inquirer that he and other coaches are expecting all 2020 fall sports to be re-scheduled for the spring of 2021.

Among the many rivalry football games postponed is the series between Cornell and Colgate, which was scheduled for October 17 in Hamilton.

Several Division III colleges have already cancelled their fall seasons, while NCAA Division I conferences are also beginning to implement restrictions or delays.

The members of the Ivy League are Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton and Yale.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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