NCAA pushes back decision on fall sports championships


FILE – In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, the championship logo is seen on the field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium before the NCAA college football playoff championship game between Georgia and Alabama in Atlanta. There are more bowl games scheduled for the coming season than ever before in major college football: 42, not including the College Football Playoff championship. College football leaders are in the process of piecing together plans to attempt to play a regular season during the COVID-19 pandemic. If it is even possible, everyone anticipates there will be disruptions, added expenses and loads of stress just to get through it.(AP Photo/David Goldman)

The NCAA Board of Governors met Friday to decide whether or not fall college sports would have championships this fall.

According to a statement released by NCAA president Mark Emmert, the board decided to push back any decisions to a later date.

As of now, the championship games and matches of 22 NCAA fall sports are not canceled. The board will meet again and continue the discussion in August.

“It is clear that the format of our championships will have to change if they are to be conducted in a safe and fair manner,” Emmert said in the statement.

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