College of DuPage moves football season to spring

Updated 7/9/2020 6:26 PM

College of DuPage on Thursday announced contact sports including football plan to play in the spring instead of this fall.

Men's and women's soccer, plus volleyball also will hope to play in the spring instead of this fall.


Men's and women's basketball will hope to begin their seasons in January instead of November.

"After a tremendous amount of deliberation and study as well as with the health of student-athletes and coaches as the college's highest priority, we hope to compete in the 2020-21 academic year," first-year athletic director Ryan Kaiser said in a news release. "Our continued goal is to support and keep our student-athletes engaged through the Fall 2020 semester and to regain some sense of normalcy throughout these trying times."

Only noncontact sports that are considered low risk during the COVID-19 pandemic will plan to play this fall. That includes men's and women's cross country, men's golf and women's tennis.

The move comes on the same day the Big Ten announced it will play only conference games and a day after the Ivy League announced it will not play any sports before January.

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