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BYU Studying Number Of Options For Fall Semester

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PROVO, Utah – Brigham Young University like many universities around the country is still sorting through options on how to handle classes for the fall semester amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Thursday, BYU provided an update regarding the fall semester stating a final decision may reach out as far as July.

The faith-based institution is currently providing online teaching to students during the spring semester. Last month, the class of 2020 concluded their studies in an online setting.

BYU sent out a questionnaire to students who completed the winter semester in April and had intentions to return for the fall. The questions focused on their online learning experience and if that was something they would like to continue.

Impact on BYU Football and fall sports

NCAA President Mark Emmert has stated that sports will not happen if college students are not on campus. Now, Emmert has no control over conferences or individual athletic departments such as BYU’s. But that’s the stance the NCAA has taken. Same with the Pac-12 Conference.

BYU has not made such a public stance at the moment on how online classes could impact athletics being played this fall.

The school’s main conference affiliation is with the West Coast Conference where seven of the 10 member institutions reside in the state of California. A state that has had some of the most strict policies in efforts to move towards a new normal.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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