NJCAA recommends majority shift to spring sports

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Coronavirus concerns steering the ship at the junior college level as well, following the lead of the Ivy League, postponing all sports until the spring and then the Big 10 and Big 12 shifting to a conference-only model.

As of Thursday, the NJCAA Presidential Advisory Council is recommending a majority of competition move to the spring semester of 2021.

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That obviously includes football slated to start on September 10th.

An official plan of action will be determined on Monday after individual regions of the NJCAA have the chance to discuss said changes.

The Mississippi Association of Community Colleges is aware of Monday’s vote and says in a statement: “the safety of our students is of primary concern and we are carefully evaluating our options.”

An official statement from NJCAA President and CEO Dr. Christopher J. Parker: “We must adjust accordingly to support and sustain NJCAA programs, the association as a whole is collectively working to provide the best opportunities to be successful on and off the field for our student-athletes.”