The Council of Presidents of the American Southwest Conference made the decision on July 24, 2020, to delay fall 2020 conference-scheduled competition and championship events for fall championship sports to spring 2021. The decision by the presidents was made after evaluation of Division III legislative waivers and Association-wide actions, consideration of conference scheduling options for fall sports, and review of current public health guidelines.
This competition plan for spring 2021 will preserve eligibility for ASC players by staying at the 50% schedule level. The 50% spring 2021 schedule will include ASC conference championships for these fall 2020 sports. While this decision postpones fall 2020 sports competition, the University will still be permitted to conduct organized team activities at its own discretion, including workouts, practices, strength and conditioning, meetings, and access to athletic training staff as permitted by respective local, county, and state guidelines, as well as University policies, procedures, and protocols. Detailed plans for moving fall athletics schedules into the spring 2021 semester are being developed and reviewed by conference staff and ASC athletic directors.
The plan for the 2020-21 winter sports season, as well as the non-championship segments of spring sports, will commence as currently scheduled but may be adjusted by the ASC Council of Presidents if health conditions warrant modification.