The State University of New York Athletic Conference has joined many other college conferences in suspending fall sports and delaying the start of the winter sports sports until Jan. 1 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The decision was made by the SUNYAC presidents in consultation with the SUNYAC board of directors.
The conference said it will continue to explore options for a safe return to play and intends to provide its student athletes with "an engaging athletic experience" despite the challenges.
“Throughout the pandemic, some of the most difficult decisions we have made as a campus are when we limit, cancel, or postpone signature experiences for our students and student-athletes,” Buffalo State President Katherine Conway-Turner said in a statement. “We had all hoped that our Bengals would be roaring in competition in this fall, but that is simply just not feasible or safe at this time. I am disappointed for our student-athletes and coaches who had been preparing all spring and summer for the upcoming season. However, Buffalo State remains committed to supporting and preparing our student-athletes through skill development sessions and small group workouts this fall as we prepare for the resumption of competition in the future. Rest assured, when the time comes, the Bengals will be ready to roar again."
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