By Abigail Hintz
The Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) made the decision Monday morning to postpone the 2020 football, men’s soccer, women’s soccer and volleyball seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The decision was made based on the level of contact in given sports, as those that were postponed are considered high-contact. Other sports such as cross country, golf and tennis will be permitted to proceed as scheduled this fall. The implications the announcement will have on basketball is yet to be decided.
The G-MAC’s announcement comes not long after the July 28th decision to postpone fall sports to late September. They were open about the fact that conversations would still be open about the future of the season, leaving some to wonder if this would be the outcome. Cross country, golf and tennis will maintain their original schedule.
All sports that have been postponed are now scheduled to take place in the spring alongside regularly scheduled spring sports. Specific dates for this start have not yet been released.
Cedarville athletics have been greatly affected by COVID-19, as the 2020 spring season was completely cancelled back in March. Athletes are hoping this will be the last major blow the pandemic has in store.
Abigail Hintz is a junior journalism major and Sports and Digital Editor for Cedars. She loves reading, playing Spikeball with her friends and watching soccer 24/7.