HADLEY, Mass. – The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced it has cancelled its fall sports season.
The NESCAC, in a press release, said the conference presidents voted “with great reluctance” to cancel.
“The Presidents have agreed to modify some NESCAC rules to enable coaches and students to engage in practice and training opportunities outside the traditional season, in accordance with the rules of each member institution and local health directives,” the conference said in the release.
The decision ends the fall sports seasons for Colby, Bates and Bowdoin, although the Polar Bears, cancelled their fall season a few weeks ago. Bates athletic direcot, Jason Fein, said every effort to have a season was made but all efforts were exhausted.
“It just became pretty evident that in the best interest of health and safety it probably wasn’t going to happen,” Fein said.