The Southland Conference postponed all fall sports Thursday because of concerns about the coronavirus. The league, which includes Sam Houston State, will explore the possibility of holding spring championships in volleyball, soccer and cross country.
“Protecting competitive opportunities in a safe manner for our student-athletes was paramount in the review, and a delay to the spring allows campuses and athletic departments to get a better handle on issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Houston Davis, Southland board chair and president of the University of Central Arkansas said in a statement.
The Southland will allow institutions to participate in limited fall competition. Houston Baptist said on its website it plans to honor non-conference games in football, volleyball and women’s soccer.
“Football’s road games at FBS opponents North Texas (Sept. 5), Texas Tech (Sept. 12) and Louisiana Tech (Sept. 19) remain unaffected at this time,” the post read.
Sam Houston State,…