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NJCAA pushes football back to spring 2021



The Hinds CC football team won't compete until next spring. (Photo courtesy HCC Athletics)

The National Junior College Athletics Association has decided that football season will now be pushed back to the Spring of 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The decision was announced Monday on Twitter following the NJCAA Presidential Advisory Council and the NJCAA Board of Regents.

Not only did football get pushed back to the spring but also men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball will be played in 2021.

NJCAA President & CEO Dr. Christopher Parker made this statement following the meeting:

“Our greatest focus is and always has been providing the best opportunities for our student-athletes. Through a unified effort from our Presidential Advisory Council, the Board of Regents, and leadership staff, our most recent plan of action provides a path that keeps our student-athletes competing at the highest level with proper safety measures in place. As we move forward as an association, we will continue to provide opportunities for our student-athletes, coaches, and all those involved with the NJCAA to be safe and successful.”

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