North Alabama’s fall sports future remains up in the air.
The NCAA Board of Governors met Wednesday and set a deadline of Aug. 21 for each NCAA division to decide on the viability of championships in fall sports.
Divisions II and III announced Wednesday they will be canceling their fall sports championships this year, due to logistical challenges presented by COVID-19.
Division I, the level at which UNA competes, has not made an announcement about fall sports championships yet.
The NCAA announced several rules that must be met for fall sports to be allowed. In the case of the Football Championship Subdivision, for example, at least 50% of postseason-eligible programs must participate for there to be a postseason.
HERO Sports FCS conducted a study that estimated that 60.2% of playoff-eligible teams currently plan to play. But conferences, including the Big South, are meeting over the coming days to discuss the latest news and how to proceed going forward.