NE10 Presidents Vote to Cancel Winter Sports Conference Competition

by SwimSwam 1

December 16th, 2020 NCAA Division II

Courtesy: Northeast 10

MANSFIELD, Mass. – Given the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across the region, the Northeast-10 Conference Council of Presidents voted on Tuesday December 15 to cancel formal regular season and championship competition in the Conference’s seven winter sports. Impacted sports involve competition for both men and women in basketball, indoor track & field, and swimming & diving as well as men’s ice hockey.

While the Council has elected to cancel formal NE10 winter competition and championships in 2021, each NE10 member institution shall retain the autonomy to determine if it will engage in independent athletic contests this winter. Team activities, practice and training opportunities and contests against outside competition will be determined and defined by each member institution but shall adhere to NCAA policies and state public health regulations.

The Council of Presidents and the entire NE10 community continue to work extensively in its prioritization of health and safety in its decision-making process in determining a return to competition. The Conference remains committed to supporting a return to play for NE10 competition in its 10 spring sports, whose 2020 seasons were cancelled at the outset of the pandemic. No decision has yet been made regarding the resumption of fall sports. A determination will be made in January.

Beginning its 40th anniversary season, the NE10 is an association of 14 diverse institutions serving student-athletes across 24 NCAA Division II sports. Together we build brilliant futures by embracing the journey of every student-athlete.

Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the NE10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.

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1 month ago

Man those presidents sure are smart individuals and brave too