William & Mary on Friday announced it is postponing competition in all fall sports.
And that includes college football.
“William & Mary stands fully in support of the Colonial Athletic Association Football Board of Directors’ decision to postpone conference competition for the fall 2020 football season,” Samantha Huge said in a prepared statement.
Administrators also decided to postpone competition in all Division I Fall sports including football, soccer, field hockey, volleyball, and cross-country.
“The health and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches, and staff – and the full campus community that supports them – must be our top priority. W&M Athletics is part of the overall educational mission of the university,” Huge said. “Providing an environment that ensures the greatest opportunity for academic instruction to occur for all students is paramount.”
W&M pointed out their “philosophy for the fall”: To “radically limit visitors to campus – and that includes visiting athletic teams.”
“While we are heartbroken for the student-athletes and their families impacted, we have been thoughtful and deliberate in our discussions and decision,” Huge said. “It is our hope and intention that if conditions safely permit, sports could be played in the Winter and Spring and we will evaluate the options in the months ahead.”
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