Patriot League cancels all fall sports

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In the latest sign of how difficult it will be to re-start sports amid the COVID-19 pandemic, one college conference is scrapping all of its fall sports this year.

The Patriot League will not play football or any other fall sport in 2020, according to multiple reports.

Although the Patriot League (whose football members are Holy Cross, Lafayette, Bucknell, Lehigh, Colgate, Fordham and Georgetown) is not a major football conference, the cancelation of its season will contribute to a growing sense that America simply isn’t ready for football to be played and practiced yet, with positive coronavirus tests surging in several areas of the country.

The NFL is continuing to plan as if its season will start on time in September. The major college football conferences have sounded less confident, with the Big Ten already canceling all non-conference games.

6 responses to “Patriot League cancels all fall sports

  1. Hopefully this isn’t the end of the longest uninterrupted rivalry series between Lehigh and Lafayette.

  2. I think from a university/conference perspective, anytime you can take the position of keeping the student-athletes safe, you’re on strong ground because you’re willing to take a significant financial loss to do the right thing. Memo to Big 10, Pac 16 and broader processional sports.

  3. Lol. How many only skimmed the headline and then clicked in to see what this was about the Patriots and cancelling?

  4. Hey nino these athletic conferences and football teams already operate at a loss.. it’s simply reducing the loss and unfortunately cutting important jobs

  5. Football isn’t very big in this conference, but basketball is. It will be missed by locals for sure. But this is the right move.

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