NCAA Rumors: Ivy League Schools Cancel Sports For Fall 2020

As professional sports attempt their comeback, the NCAA will have a close eye on how things go to determine if it’s safe enough for college sports to return this semester.

The Ivy League, however, reportedly isn’t waiting to find out.

As first reported Wednesday by CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, Ivy League athletic programs “have been informed” that the 2020 fall sports season is canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“The conference will not entertain any sports being played until after January 1st,” Rothstein added, also noting that winter sports will hear by mid-July when they can begin practicing.

Dana O’Neil of The Athletic also reported the conference is hopeful to have fall sports in the spring, but it’s being tabled. Unless other NCAA schools opted to do that as well, these athletes can’t expect to actually see competition this year.

Of course, just because the Ivy leagues have gone this route doesn’t mean that’s the fate for the rest of college athletics.

Fingers crossed that a majority of schools and conferences determine returns safe enough.

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