DePauw University, Wabash College and the other members of the North Coast Athletic Conference have decided to suspend fall sports programs through the end of the year.
The schools say the decision also includes the sports not connected to the conference, including wrestling and volleyball.
The conference foes say NCAC had previously been working toward a modified fall schedule built around a health and safety plan. But the schools had to re-evaluate after the NCAA released new guidance.
“This is disappointing news for our student-athletes who have been looking forward to returning to competition as one way to find some normalcy in a world turned upside down,” said Wabash President Scott Feller. “It is also a disappointment to the many people who have invested months of time and effort developing plans for athletic activities to be part of our campus experience this fall.”
Wabash officials say practices, workouts, and training will continue in an adjusted format.
Wabash offers 13 intercollegiate sports in NCAA Division III. Classes resume on the Wabash campus August 12. DePauw resumes in-person instruction August 24.