Multiple FCS conferences held presidents meetings Thursday to discuss the option and new guidelines required to host fall athletics. FCS National Coordinator for HERO Sports Brian McLaughlin first reported the Big Sky voted to cancel the fall season. That report was later confirmed by Stadium Networks Brett McMurphy’s sources.
“While I understand the decision from the NCAA today regarding the cancellation of fall Championships, my heart hurts because of the lost opportunity for our fall Dragon student-athletes,” MSUM Athletic Director Doug Peters said in a statement.
The NCAA Board of Governors directed each division to make a decision on its fall sports championships. It also agreed to require all members institutions to apply the newly announced resocialization principles to fall sports and set a 50% participation number fo all eligible participants in order for a fall championship to be held.
The NCAA Board of Governors met Tuesday, August 4th to discuss plans for Fall sports and the potential for playoffs, among a long list of other agenda items. After more than six hours meeting they held off on making any major decisions about the Division I fall championships in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
The North Dakota State University athletics department and director of track & field and cross country Stevie Keller announced Tuesday that Andrew Carlson has been promoted to head coach of the Bison cross country program.
North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance was named to the preseason watch list for the Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, on Thursday, July 30. The list includes 30 of the top college quarterbacks in the nation heading into the 2020 football season.