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Tracking Coronavirus News in NCAA Volleyball

See the latest NCAA news as it relates to the coronavirus for the 2020-21 volleyball season.

PrepVolleyball is tracking the latest updates from NCAA conferences at all levels as the coronavirus continues to force institutions to make difficult decisions about the upcoming fall athletics seasons.

This news is in flux for the 2020-21 season but we will update this list as it pertains to volleyball conferences and programs across the country. See below for any news items related to seasons being cancelled or altered in college volleyball.

Please send any tips or news as they are announced to SGreen@prepvolleyball.com.

Updated July 30, 2020

The NCAA has made a general statement to support its member institutions in the decisions it would have to make regarding the COVID-19 pandemic:

Division I: Dead Period extended through August 31 (Source)
Additionally, “The Division I Council Coordination Committee granted a blanket waiver that reduces by 50% the current legislated minimum number of contests that teams in fall sports other than football must play.” This includes volleyball. (Source)

Division II Quiet Period: Extended through August 31 (Source)

NAIA: Following the 51 NAIA institutions that previously postponed fall semester sports, the NAIA Council of Presidents voted to postpone volleyball until the spring of 2021. (Source)

NJCAA has “recommended that a majority of NJCAA competition move to the spring semester of 2021.” (Source with a plan of action)

ACC: September 10 start; volleyball will play a minimum of 10 matches (Source)

American Athletic: September 1 start (Source)

America East: Postponed fall season until the spring (Source)

Atlantic 10: Has postponed all scheduled fall contests to the spring, possibly earlier; details to follow. (Source)

Big Ten: Conference-only schedule (Source)

Big East: Conference-only schedule (Source)

Big Sky: Conference schedule has changed from 18 to 16 matches, played in “a nine-week doubleheader format.” Conference play begins on September 24. (Source)

Big West: Fall semester sports postponed through the calendar year (Source)

California Collegiate Athletics Association (CCAA) (Division II): Suspended fall semester sports (Source)

California CC Athletic Association (CCCAA): Suspended fall semester sports; will move to spring (Source)

Centennial (Division III): Suspended fall semester sports (Source)

Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) (Division II): Suspended fall semester sports (Source)

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (CIAA) (Division II): Suspended fall semester sports (Source)

Colonial (CAA): Adopts “Extreme Flexibility Model” for Olympic sports (Source). Additionally, every program will be able to compete for the Conference championship, to be held at one location: “With many regular-season schedules curtailed due to safety and cost concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference’s athletic administrators felt it was important to give all student-athletes the experience of competing for a CAA championship with the chance to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.”

East Coast Conference (ECC) (Division II): Suspended fall semester sports (Source)

Horizon League: October 1 start (Source)

Ivy League: Suspended fall semester sports (Source)

MAAC: Cancelled fall semester sports; a decision to move them to the spring will be discussed at a later date (Source)

MAC: September 3 start (Source)

MEAC: Suspended fall semester sports (Source)

Midwest Conference (Division III): Suspended fall semester sports through December 31 (Source)

Missouri Valley: September 18 start and conference-only schedule (Source)

NEC: Postponed all fall semester sports; will reevaluate on October 1 (Source)

New England Small College Athletic Association (Division III): Cancelled all fall semester sports after each institution implemented “physical distancing protocols, limits on travel on- and off-campus, and limits on the size of on-campus gatherings.” (Source) Three programs, Williams (MA), Amherst College (MA), and Bowdoin College (ME) have previously made the decision to suspended fall semester sports.

Northeast-10 Conference (NE10) (Division II): Suspended competition and championships through December 31 (Source)

ODAC (Division III): Suspended fall semester sports through the end of 2020 (Source)

Pac-12: Conference-only schedule; in addition: “Pac-12 student-athletes who choose not to participate in intercollegiate athletics during the coming academic year because of safety concerns about COVID-19 will continue to have their scholarships honored by their university and will remain in good standing with their team.” (Source)

Patriot League: Suspended fall semester sports except for the U.S. Military Academy (Army) and the U.S. Naval Academy (Navy) (Source)

Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) (Division II): Suspended fall semester sports; will move to spring (Source)

SEC: September 1 start (Source)

Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) (Division II): Suspended fall semester sports (Source)

Southland Conference: September 1 start (Source)

SoCon: For “cost containment measures,” the number of teams able to qualify for the conference championship will be reduced to four. (Source)

Sun Belt: September 3 start (Source)

Sunshine State Conference (Division II): Postponed fall semester sports (Source)

SWAC: Postponed fall semester sports until the spring (Source)

WAC: September 16 start (Source)

WCC: September 24 start (Source)

WIAC (Division III): Fall sports cancelled for academic year (Source)

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    July 18, 2020 at 1:01 am

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