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American Southwest Conference delays fall sports

McMurry and Hardin-Simmons athletics will be impacted, expected to resume in spring 2021

RICHARDSON, Texas — The American Southwest Conference announced via press release the decision to delay conference-scheduled competition and championship events for fall championship sports.

The expected time of resuming ASC competition and tournaments will be in spring 2021. The delay includes the the fall sports of cross country, football soccer and volleyball.

The decision by the presidents was made after evaluation of NCAA Division III legislative waivers and Association-wide actions; consideration of conference scheduling options for fall sports; and review of current public health guidelines.

“The decision to move fall competition to the spring balances the safety of our War Hawk athletes and their ASC counterparts with the desire to have a competitive experience for them,” said McMurry University President Dr. Sandra Harper. “Postponing the competition makes sense at this point in time. I know our coaches and our athletic staff will make the most of the fall semester with practice and preparation so that we will be ready to go in Spring 2021.”

“While we are disappointed that we will not be having a fall sports championship season as originally scheduled, we fully anticipate giving our student-athletes the best experience under the modified rules and regulations of the NCAA,” said John Neese Hardin-Simmons’ Director of Athletics. 

Any updates on the ASC schedule this fall can be found on www.myfoxzone.com.