ELON, N.C. — Elon University announced it's postponing fall sports competition due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That includes postponing sports for football, volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s cross country.
Elon said competition for fall sports could occur in the spring, depending on decisions by the NCAA and the Colonial Athletic Association.
"We've been continually monitoring the landscape in intercollegiate athletics and arrived at this decision through careful consideration," Director of Athletics Dave Blank said. "Player safety was paramount in this decision. When considering everything involved in trying to compete, including testing, contact tracing, scheduling challenges and travel away from campus, delaying these seasons allows us to provide student-athletes with the safest and best possible playing experience current circumstances will allow. In addition, we chose to provide our student-athletes with clarity on the issue of fall sports occurring as quickly as possible as we recognize that a clear direction is best for personal safety, mental health, and their overall well-being."
Elon also postponed men’s and women’s golf and women’s tennis fall play dates to the spring.