PORTLAND – USM director of athletics Al Bean announced in a release on Wednesday that the Huskies will not compete in its fall 2020 athletics schedule.
Bean added that teams will still have access to regular strength training and academic support as if they were playing.
The Huskies becoming the latest Maine college to cancel the fall season; joining NESCAC schools Bates, Bowdoin and Colby.
Bean said in the statement said he expects other schools to make a similar statement soon, and the decision is a matter of safety.
“It is really gut wrenching, but at the end of the day the health and safety concerns to me are really, really challenging and I think, first and foremost, we have to protect our people both the students and staff.”