The COVID-19 pandemic proceeds in the United States, and it proceeds to have an impact on all degrees of college soccer.
Some conferences have now been pressured to cancel the 2020 season as a end result. With people cancellations mounting, Sporting News looks at the divisions, conferences and programs impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
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The most recent cancellations will be put on leading as July and August unfold:
On July 16, The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman noted the Colonial Athletic Association will not have a league schedule this slide. That would impact FCS educational facilities in Albany, Delaware, Elon, James Madison, Maine, New Hampshire, Stony Brook, Rhode Island, Richmond, Stony Brook, Villanova and William & Mary.
On July 16, HBCU Gameday noted that the Mid-Jap Athletic Conference will not play soccer in 2020. There are 9 FCS soccer courses in the MEAC, such as Bethune-Cookman, Delaware Condition, Florida A&M, Howard, Norfolk Condition, North Carolina A&T Condition, North Carolina Central, Morgan Condition and South Carolina Condition. The conference had nonconference games scheduled with FBS opponents.
On July thirteen, the Patriot League canceled fall sports, which hit the seven FCS courses in the conference. Bucknell, Colgate, Fordham, Georgetown, Holy Cross, Lafayette and Lehigh are the educational facilities that were being impacted. Military and Navy were being provided exemptions for slide sports that compete in the Patriot League. Navy and Military were being not impacted by this in soccer. The Midshipmen play in the American Athletic Conference and the Cadets are independent in the FBS.
On July 12, The Athletic noted that the National Junior College Athletic Association will go soccer season to the spring of 2021. According to The Athletic, junior college will play a season that operates from March 25 to May 22. There are 65 junior college soccer programs in the United States impacted by the determination.
On July 10, the Ivy League canceled its slide season. That determination impacts eight courses in Brown, Cornell, Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton and Yale. There has been no determination whether the conference will go to a spring season.
The Centennial Conference — a Division III conference with 10 soccer educational facilities — suspended slide sports on July seven. Those impacted educational facilities are Dickinson, Gettysburg, Franklin & Marshall, John Hopkins, Juniata, McDaniel, Moravian, Muhlenberg, Susquehanna and Ursinus. The league will look at moving people slide sports to the spring, and that could involve soccer.