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.
Per NFL protocols, Pederson can return to the team facility after waiting 10 days since his first positive test if he remains asymptomatic or at least five days if he has consecutive negative tests at least 24 hours apart during that five-day span.
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.
The St. Paul Saints (11-13) scored five runs and held on for a 5-2 win over the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (9-16) in the finale of a three-game series in front of 1,593 fans on Thursday afternoon at Newman Outdoor Field.
Correlle Prime hit his first home run of the year in the seventh and Trey Hair doubled home two runs in the eighth inning of Tuesday night's matchup with the St. Paul Saints (10-12) to guide the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (8-15) to a 7-5 win in front of 1,430 fans at Newman Outdoor Field. The win snaps a five-game.
A week before the PGA Championship begins without spectators, the U.S. Open announced Wednesday it would not have fans Sept. 17-20 at Winged Foot in New York because of health and safety concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic.
A re-opening night doubleheader inside the bubble at Walt Disney World awaits Thursday, when New Orleans takes on Utah before a matchup of the two teams in the Western Conference — the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers.