The Ivy League decided on Wednesday to cancel all fall sports for 2020. Winter sports will not be allowed to begin until after Jan. 1. The decision affects football teams, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, and women’s field hockey and volleyball.
Ivy League officials met Wednesday to finalize the decision about the upcoming fall semester. Athletic directors confirmed the decision with student-athletes on Wednesday afternoon.
Athletes at the eight Ivy League schools will still be allowed to use athletic facilities and complete their workouts.
Ivy League schools include Princeton, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale.
The move to cancel the fall sports season comes as the COVID-19 pandemic continues across the country. On Wednesday, the United States passed the 3 million mark for confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, up a million from the previous month.