The SUNYAC, CUNYAC, and ODAC have all suspended competition until 2021 in all sports. This adds eight more teams to those that had already suspended winter sport competition until the spring semester.
The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) members with wrestling include Brockport, Cortland, Oneonta, and Oswego. The City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) includes Hunter. Lastly, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) suspension adds Emory & Henry, Ferrum, and Shenandoah to Washington & Lee which had already canceled 2020 competition.
Emory & Henry and Shenandoah are set to have their debut seasons this fall, but that debut will be delayed until at least January.
Click here to see the previous update. This brings the total of wrestling teams suspended or canceled until 2021 up to 21 as of July 21st.
In other COVID-19 athletics news, the NCAA Management Council has recommended canceling all Fall 2020 NCAA Division III Championships. Also, the council approved a proposal allowing more flexibility in determining the length of the season for all sports. Rather than counting weeks of the season, schools can count days. Basketball, men’s ice hockey, and wrestling will additionally be permitted to start practice October 1st. Wrestling typically has a start date of October 10th. The first allowable date of competition in wrestling remains November 1st.
“The recommendation (to cancel championships) will go to the Board of Governors and Presidents Council. The Board has the authority to suspend NCAA championships. Its next scheduled meetings are July 24 and Aug. 4.”