NJCAA moving football to Spring 2021
By: Mike Stiles - Tuesday, July 14, 2020

(UNDATED) - The National Junior College Athletic Association voted on Monday to move most of its sports, including football, to the spring amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision will allow football teams to start preseason practices on March 1, with an eight-game regular season starting at the end of the month and running through May. It will impact 512 schools, 54 of which have football programs, across 45 states in the country. Other fall and winter sports were adjusted, too. Men’s and women’s basketball will start practices on Jan. 11, with their seasons starting later that month. They will also be permitted limited practice days this fall. Men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball were moved to the spring, and winter sports won’t start until January. The decision marks just the latest schedule adjustment due to the coronavirus in the college sports world. Both the Big Ten and the Pac-12 conferences announced they will play conference only schedules this fall. The Big 12 and the ACC will make their decisions about scheduling later this month, and the SEC's decision is expected to be made in the “coming weeks.” The Ivy League canceled all fall sports completely, too.


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