REPORTS: Ivy League soccer season could be moved to spring
Multiple reports have indicated that the Ivy League is likely to announce as early as Wednesday that fall sports, including men’s and women’s soccer, will be pushed back to the spring.
The expected mid-week announcement would fall in line with recent news out of several Ivy League institutions, which are taking measures to drastically reduce in-person classes.
Harvard University unveiled its plans for the academic year on Monday, minimizing in-class learning for both the fall and spring semesters. Although roughly 40 percent of the student body will be on campus at any given time, most classes will be held virtually, in order to promote social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yale and Princeton will be following similar academic schedules as Harvard, while the University of Pennsylvania is also imposing restrictions on the size of in-person gatherings this fall.
One unnamed Ivy League coach told the Philadelphia Inquirer that he and other coaches are expecting all 2020 fall sports to be re-scheduled for the spring of 2021.
During the initial coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., the Ivy League was among the first NCAA conferences to cancel games in March. It remains unclear if the Ivy League will once again be the first of many dominoes to fall in a wave of cancellations, or if other NCAA conferences and professional leagues will push forward this time with their own plans.
The Yale men's soccer team unveiled its signing class.
Yale women's soccer revealed its recruiting class.
The University of Texas soccer schedule has been released.
The Citadel added three graduate transfers.
Long Beach State women's soccer signed seven freshmen.
Navy men’s soccer announced its seven-member recruiting class.