Prioritizing the health and wellbeing of its athletes, the University of West Georgia has joined the other 12 institutions of the Gulf South Conference to postpone fall semester competitions for football, soccer, volleyball, and basketball, UWG and GSC officials announced Wednesday.
The Gulf South Conference will continue to evaluate several options regarding football, volleyball, and soccer, including the possibility of competition in the spring. The league will develop an adjusted men’s and women’s basketball schedule for release at a later date, but no changes have been made concerning spring semester competitions.
"Postponing the fall season was certainly a difficult decision to be made,” said Daryl Dickey, director of UWG Athletics. “Our athletes have put in countless hours of hard work to earn their places on our teams and the opportunity to represent our institution. They are what inspire every one of us who works in intercollegiate athletics. However, their health and safety are our highest priorities, and this decision aligns with those priorities.”
Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country will be permitted to compete in a full schedule this fall, with the GSC Cross-Country Championship to be adjusted from the original date to better accommodate the calendar.
Men’s and Women’s Golf will be permitted to play the non-championship segment of their schedule this fall. The University of West Georgia will develop the fall 2020 schedule for those two sports, and those schedules will be released as soon as information becomes available.
To view the GSC statement on the Fall 2020 season, view their release on their website.