Announced late last week, the Missouri Valley Football Conference has announced the league’s schools will not conduct conference competition this fall. They hope to play a full eight-game spring league schedule with the expectation to culminate the season with the FCS Playoffs. The Council also voted that non-conference competition in Fall 2020 be conducted at institutional discretion. This announcement comes as all levels of college football are seeing postponements to spring for championships or seasons all together being moved. As of today, the NSAA still plans on a league only schedule for the fall with games beginning in just over a month.
In conjunction with the MVFC announcement, the Summit League also postponed its fall regular season and championships to the spring of 2021. This includes mens and womens cross country, mens and womens soccer and volleyball. The health, safety and welfare of the league’s student-athletes, coaches and staff were at the forefront of this decision.