Southern Conference Votes to Postpone Fall Sports Competition

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LEXINGTON, Va. – The Southern Conference voted Thursday to postpone its 2020 fall sports seasons with the intention to resume in spring, 2021.
 
VMI sports affected by the decision are football, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s cross country.
 
This decision was made with extensive evaluation and conversation,” Southern Conference Commissioner Jim Schaus said. “Ultimately, we feel it necessary to ensure the health and safety of student-athletes, coaches, and staff. That decision was also supported by the medical advisory committee.”
 
“We support and respect the SoCon decision regarding fall sports,” said VMI Athletics Director Dr. Dave Diles. “The health and safety of our cadet-athletes and staff is our top priority as we deal with this pandemic. We will focus our efforts to an efficient and orderly transition to spring 2021 competition. There’s not a better school in the country that can prepare our cadet-athletes for adversity and to overcome obstacles and VMI will adapt and put forth a plan that will move us forward.”

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