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.

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Updated August 27, 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: Cancelled fall championships (Source); Dead Period extended through September 30 (Source); “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); Regular recruiting calendars to resume September 1 (Source); Cancelled fall championships (Source)

Division III: Cancelled fall championships (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: Postponed volleyball (Source)

America East: Postponed fall sports (Source)

ASUN: Postponed fall sports (Source)

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

Big 12: September 1 start; limited to a Conference-only schedule (Source)

Big Ten: Postponed fall sports (Source)

Big East: Postponed fall sports (Source)

Big Sky: Postponed fall sports (Source)

Big West: Postponed fall sports (Source)

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

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

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

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

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (CIAA) (Division II): Suspended fall 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.”

Conference USA: Postponed volleyball (Source)

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

Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) (Division II): Suspended competition until January 1, 2021 (Source)

Gulf South (Division II): Postponed fall sports (Source)

Horizon League: Postponed fall sports (Source)

Ivy League: Suspended fall sports (Source)

MAAC: Postponed fall sports (Source)

MAC: Suspended fall sports (Source)

MEAC: Suspended fall sports (Source)

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

Missouri Valley: Postponed fall sports (Source)

Mountain West: Postponed fall sports (Source)

NEC: Postponed fall 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: Postponed fall sports (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): Postponed fall sports (Source)

SEC: October 16 start; “The 2020 SEC volleyball season will consist of an eight-match, Conference-only schedule over six weeks of competition beginning October 16 with each school competing against four opponents twice in the same weekend on back-to-back days.

“SEC soccer and volleyball teams will participate in spring competition as well, with details of formats contingent on final decisions by the NCAA to conduct spring championships in those sports. (Source)

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

Southland Conference: Postponed fall sports (Source)

SoCon: Postponed fall sports (Source)

Sun Belt: September 3 start (Source)

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

SWAC: Postponed fall sports (Source)

WAC: Postponed fall sports (Source)

WCC: Postponed fall sports (Source)

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

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