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The 2020 DI NCAA XC Championships, which were to be held this November in Stillwater, OK have officially been canceled by the NCAA. NCAA President Mark Emmert announced the cancellation was due to a majority (over 50%) of institutions canceling their fall seasons.
"We cannot, at this point, have fall NCAA championships."— Inside the NCAA (@InsidetheNCAA) August 13, 2020
NCAA President Mark Emmert discusses the latest developments in fall sports and looks ahead to winter and spring championships.
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As of August 13th, a total of 229 men's teams (72% of the field) and 250 women's teams (72% of the field) have canceled fall sports.
Currently, the AAC, ACC, Atlantic Sun, Big 12, Conference USA, Missouri Valley Conference, SEC, Sun Belt and the service academies have yet to announce a postponement or cancellation of cross country.
While most of the non-power five conferences are expected to join the rest of the conferences in canceling, there is a chance notable conferences such as the ACC, Big 12 and SEC continue on with fall sports with select conference cross country championships this fall.