NCAA CANCELS 2020 FALL SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Several high profile Chico State sports affected......
The NCAA Division II President's Council CANCELS Fall Championships and will not postpone them until the spring. Division II schools, like the Chico State Wildcats in the CCAA, can still choose to play at some point. The parameters, opponents and dates are unclear.
In their statement they also doesn’t mention basketball which bridges both the fall and spring semesters in Division II. How this affects the Chico State men’s and women’s basketball teams is unknown at this time
The fall sports at Chico State includes men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, cross country and volleyball. Today’s decision by Division II Presidents Council means those sports will not have an opportunity to compete for NCAA Championships in 2020. It remains to be seen if those sports join with other institutions in the West Region (Great Northwest Conference & Pacific West Conference) and try to play a season during the spring semester.
In the NCAA press release they stated they canceled the championships because of the operational, logistical an financial challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.