Guided by its core value of student-athlete well-being and considering further developments in the outbreak of COVID-19, the Horizon League Board of Directors, acting on a recommendation from the League’s Council, has decided to postpone fall competition for the fall season.
This decision impacts all Horizon League sports that compete in the fall both for their championship season — men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball — and for their non-championship segment — men’s golf and baseball.
A decision on whether fall sport competition can take place in the spring will be determined by the board and council at a later date. Individual institutions will make decisions regarding training, practice and recruiting in accordance with NCAA regulations, state and institutional guidelines.
The voting members of the Horizon League Board of Directors are comprised of the 12 member institutions’ chief executive officers. The council consists of the 12 member institutions’ athletic directors, chairpersons of the senior woman’s administrators and faculty athletic representatives and a student-athlete.
The Wright State University Department of Athletics released the following statement:
“We are disheartened for our student-athletes who will not get the opportunity to compete this fall. Their hard work leading up to this point, in the face of challenging circumstances for everyone, has been inspiring. We support the Horizon League’s decision to delay the fall sports season, as Wright State Athletics remains committed to the health, safety and wellness of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans as our top priority. We are fortunate to have outstanding coaches and support staff who remain committed to working with our student-athletes, and are confident that we will be prepared to get back to competition when the athletic landscape has improved.”