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OVC Postpones Fall Sports;EKU Still Exploring Fall Football


The Ohio Valley Conference Board of Presidents has decided there will be no fall competition in several sports impacting football, men’s and women’s cross country, women’s soccer and volleyball. 

The announcement affects Eastern Kentucky University and comes amid ongoing concerns about conducting these sports during a period of coronavirus.

In making its decision, the board asked the conference schools to develop plans for competition and championships in the spring for impacted sports. 

OVC football schools able to demonstrate the ability to meet NCAA standards and guidelines are approved to play up to four non-conference games. 

In a statement from EKU Athletics Director Matt Roan he says, quote, “Due to logistical, organizational, and other concerns related to a potential spring football season, EKU is continuing to explore all options to play football in the fall.  

The OVC Board decision also includes the fall competitive schedules for men’s and women’s golf and men’s and women’s tennis as well as the non-traditional competition seasons for baseball and softball.  The current plans to play scheduled winter and spring sports like basketball and baseball remains unaffected at this time.

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