Mar 16, 2020 6:04 PM

NAIA cancels Spring 2020 sports season

Posted Mar 16, 2020 6:04 PM


KANSAS CITY, MO.  – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced today that it is cancelling the spring 2020 sports season, effective immediately.

 “All possible scenarios that would have supported a spring sports season were seriously considered by multiple NAIA governance groups,” said NAIA President and CEO Jim Carr. “However, the growing state of emergency due to COVID-19, as well as the Center for Disease Control’s recommendation yesterday to limit gatherings to fewer than 50 people for eight weeks, meant we could not in good conscience move forward with the spring sports season and championships.”

 In an effort to provide relief, no spring sport student-athlete will be charged a season of competition. Any spring sport student-athlete who was enrolled full-time in 2020 will be awarded two additional semester terms of attendance or the equivalent.

 The NAIA is continuing to address outstanding questions related to these unprecedented changes and will share new information as it becomes available.

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KSHSAA shuts down spring sports and activities for one week

TOPEKA - One day after saying spring sports would go on as normal while they monitor the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the Kansas State High School Activities Association announced on Sunday that all spring sports and activities are suspended for one week.

Effective Monday, March 16, all spring sports and activities are suspended through Sunday, March 22. This includes cancellation of all practices and competitions for this week. This prohibition is consistent with KSDE and governmental guidance and may be extended, should conditions warrant. Please note spring sports team members are prohibited from club or outside team participation and practice during this period. Not only would such outside participation be contrary to handbook rule, it would be contrary to the very reason activities are cancelled during the time we seek to mitigate potential transfer of the contagion.