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Fall sports national championships for NCAA Division II and Division III have been canceled.
In separate announcements released on Wednesday, the council cited health concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Both divisions said they considered moving the championships to the spring before deciding that the later date wasn’t feasible.
Earlier in the day, the NCAA established criteria for a fall season, including setting a deadline of August 21st to determine if sports were going to be held at all. The NCAA Board of Governors ruled that if more than 50% of teams in a sport cancel, then there will not be a championship. Scholarships will also be honored if athletes opt-out of competing this season.
As of Wednesday afternoon, 92 of the 346 eligible women’s cross country programs in Division I have canceled their season, while 88 out of 316 men’s Division 1 teams won’t compete this fall.