The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference won’t be playing fall sports in 2020 due to coronavirus concerns, a source within one of the conference’s football programs told PennLive Tuesday night.
An announcement is expected to come Wednesday morning.
The source said that their team was notified of the move in a Tuesday evening meeting, and that the PSAC hopes to play football in the spring.
The Reading Eagle reported that the conference will suspend all fall athletics through Dec. 31, and several media members reported the conference would announce it would suspend fall sports as well. According to reports, the conference’s school presidents met Tuesday to vote on what they would do for the coming season.
If the conference does, indeed, announce it has suspended fall sports through the end of the season, and attempts to hold a spring football campaign, it would follow the Ivy and Patriot Leagues which also recently made similar moves.
The PSAC is composed of 18 schools — West Chester, Kutztown, Bloomsburg, Shippensburg, Millersville, Lock Haven, East Stroudsburg, Slippery Rock, IUP, Cal U, Edinboro, Merychurst, Clarion, Gannon, Seton Hill, Mansfield, Shepherd and Pitt Johnstown.
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