Source: Patriot League to cancel fall sports


The Patriot League will not play sports in the fall, a source confirmed to ESPN.

An official announcement is expected on Monday.

The New York Post was first to report the news.

The source told ESPN that all options, including a spring football season, are on the table for when the conference would resume sports competition.

The decision comes on the heels of the Ivy League canceling its fall sports last week.

The Big Ten and the Pac 12 conferences both announced last week that they would be playing conference-only schedules this football season.

The ACC and SEC have yet to make decisions regarding scheduling.

SEC athletic directors are meeting in-person at the conference offices in Birmingham, Alabama, on Monday.

Over the weekend, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said that its deadline to reach a decision is late-July but acknowledged that “we are running out of time to correct and get things right.”

“We put a medical advisory group together in early April with the question, ‘What do we have to do to get back to activity?’ and they’ve been a big part of the conversation,” Sankey said during an interview on Marty & McGee on ESPN Radio on Saturday. “But the direct reality is not good and the notion that we’ve politicized medical guidance of distancing, and breathing masks, and hand sanitization, ventilation of being outside, being careful where you are in buildings. There’s some very clear advice about — you can’t mitigate and eliminate every risk, but how do you minimize the risk? … We are running out of time to correct and get things right, and as a society we owe it to each other to be as healthy as we can be.”

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