The league announced on Thursday that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Ivy League has cancelled winter sports for the 2020-21 season.
Since the meeting postponed the spring sports until at least the end of February, there is no guarantee that the spring sports will be held. The league also stated that it will not conduct autumn sports in the spring.
The Ivy League Presidents Council made these decisions unanimously.
The “Ivy League” said in a press release: “The council will continue to closely monitor and evaluate the public health environment and consider changes to policies when necessary to restore more normal campus operations, including potential spring intercollegiate sports. game.”
Winter and fall sports student athletes will not lose the season of Ivy League or NCAA qualifications.
“In the past nine months, we have asked the campus community to make extraordinary adjustments to do our best to deal with the global pandemic and maintain the healthy lives and work of students, faculty, staff, and their communities,” Chang The Ivy League President’s Council said in a joint statement. “Unfortunately, the current trends regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the follow-up agreements that must be made are hindering our strong desire to return to inter-university sports games in a safe manner.”
Although other major conferences are participating in college football games, due to the pandemic, the Ivy League has not yet held autumn sports. This is the first time the department has announced this news.