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SOSU, ECU seasons delayed with GAC fall plan

Published: Jul. 24, 2020 at 5:40 PM CDT
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RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (GAC) – The Great American Conference Council of Presidents unanimously approved a plan to delay the start of all intercollegiate athletic practices until the week of August 31, with the launch of competition postponed until the week of September 28.

Teams will play current GAC schedule grids when play resumes in late September. The GAC will formulate a plan to reschedule those games not played on the existing schedule - as well as the format for fall conference postseason events - following NCAA Division II action on the status of fall championships.

“This decision was made with a focus on ensuring that our student athletes can have a quality athletic experience in the fall, with the top priority being the health and safety of our campuses and communities,” said Southeastern President Thomas Newsom.

“I truly appreciate all of the hard work of our conference athletic directors and presidents in order to develop a plan for athletic competitions,” Southeastern Director of Athletics Keith Baxter said. “I am very supportive of the decision as the health and safety of our student athletes and fans is the number one priority.”

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