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Patriot League Cancels Fall Sports Due to Coronavirus Concerns

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The Patriot League announced Monday it will not play fall sports amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The conference said it will reach decisions on winter and spring sports at a later date and practices and strength training will be permitted if “health and safety conditions support such activities.”

“The collegiate athletics experience at all Patriot League institutions is valuable to fulfilling our educational and developmental missions, and the League recognizes that any degree of non-competition this fall is deeply disappointing to our student-athletes, coaches, and fans. However, the health and safety of our campuses and communities must be our highest priority,” the conference said in a statement.

“The League is committed to exploring creative approaches and alternatives to providing future competitive experiences to our fall sport student athletes, including the possibility of conducting fall sports competition and championships in the second semester.”

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