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Big Sky Conference Officially Postpones 2020 Football Season

Aug 7, 2020, 10:33 AM | Updated: 11:12 pm

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Big Sky Conference, home of Weber State University and Southern Utah University, have postponed their 2020 football season.

The season has been postponed until spring, according to the conference.

“The health and safety of our students is our top priority, and ultimately that concern guided our decision-making process over the past few months as we explored every option regarding the 2020 football season,” said Andy Feinstein, president of the University of Northern Colorado and chair of the Big Sky Presidents’ Council. “We recognize just how meaningful these opportunities are to the student-athletes, coaches, and staff throughout our conference, and empathize that they won’t be able to compete this fall for a Big Sky championship. We are eager to provide our football programs with that opportunity in the spring when it’s hopefully safer to be able to do so.”

Many Big Sky schools have had their upcoming football schedules altered due to decisions made by other conferences and schools because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Weber State’s opener against the Mountain West’s Wyoming has been postponed, according to ESPN.

Southern Utah’s second game of its original slate of games featured a matchup with Utah State and has also been postponed from the upcoming schedule.

According to a release from the conference, non-conference play is pending further review. The Big Sky is exploring a modified conference schedule to be played in the Spring.

“Big Sky institutions may continue with permissible athletics activities at their discretion while abiding by NCAA legislation, campus policies, and local and state regulations. Other Big Sky sports that compete in the fall will continue to be reviewed with a final determination made at a later date,” detailed the release.

 

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