NCAA Releases Guidelines For Fall Sports, Cancels DII Fall Championships

Wednesday, August 5th 2020, 4:05 pm
By: Kristin Wells

The NCAA released new guidelines for fall sports that aim to keep student-athletes safe.

The NCAA Division II has canceled championships for fall sports, which affects 11 Oklahoma schools.

All sports must follow the NCAA’s COVID-19 safety guidelines as well as federal, state and local guidelines.

Student-athletes are also allowed to opt out of participating this fall without fear of losing their scholarships. Schools must cover all COVID-19-related medical expenses.

If 50% of eligible teams in any given sport cancel their seasons, the NCAA will automatically cancel that sport’s championship. All divisions must determine by August 21 if they will hold fall sports seasons and championships.

The Division II schools in Oklahoma are Cameron University, University of Central Oklahoma, East Central University, Northeastern State University, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma Baptist University, Oklahoma Christian University, Rogers State University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Southern Nazarene University and Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

NCAA Division III announced on Wednesday that all fall championships will be canceled.