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July 27, 2020

Source: CMUmavericks.com

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Presidents voted today to delay the fall season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

RMAC Statement:

"In a meeting earlier today, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Presidents' Council voted to delay the start of Fall sports practice to August 24th and the first date of competition to September 18th. The Council also agreed to a conference-only schedule for the sports of Football, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer and Volleyball.

Further, the Council reviewed current local, state and national Covid-19 guidelines, including the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) guidance and principles, and agreed that closely aligning with these current best practices was essential to maintain a safe and healthy playing environment. Review of safety precautions and protocols will continue throughout the Fall as the RMAC and its members monitor any need for further adjustments."

With the new start dates, Colorado Mesa is slated to open up the fall season with men's and women's soccer doubleheader at Maverick Field at 4pm and 7pm. Football will open up on September 19 at home against New Mexico Highlands while Volleyball will play at 5pm that evening against Chadron State.

Colorado Mesa's programs that are not a part of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, men's and women's tennis and triathlon, will abide by those dates as well. The tennis programs are a part of the PacWest Conference which announced that they would move fall sports to January 2021 on July 24.