SUNYAC CANCELS WINTER SPORTS SEASON (2020-10-25)
Tioga County Sports Report
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — In a news release issued Oct. 19, the presidents of the State University of New York Athletic Conference announced the cancellation of the winter sports season.
After consulting conference leadership, SUNYAC cited an abundance of caution to protect the health and safety of students and staff as the major factor in its decision.
"This was not an easy decision and I empathize with all of our student-athletes across the SUNYAC," Erik Bitterbaum, the chair of the SUNYAC Presidents said. "However, despite our best efforts to plan for a winter season, our priority must be the health and safety of everyone involved with intercollegiate athletics, and our campuses as a whole."
Winter sports impacted by the decision include the conference schedules and championships for men's and women's basketball, as well as men's ice hockey. The championships for men's and women's swimming & diving and men's and women's indoor track & field have also been canceled.
The SUNYAC will continue internal planning for the possibility of spring sports. The decision on spring sports will be made at a future date.