Mountain West Conference cancels fall sports | KOB 4

Mountain West Conference cancels fall sports

Brandon Ortega
Updated: August 10, 2020 10:25 PM
Created: August 10, 2020 04:03 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Mountain West Conference has decided to cancel fall college sports due to COVID-19 concerns.

They are the second FBS conference at the NCAA Division I to postpone fall sports.


For the Lobos, that means no football, women's soccer, volleyball, and cross-country.

Mountain West Conference officials said they will consider a spring season.

UNM Athletic Director Eddie Nuñez released a statement about the season's cancellation:

"While we are disappointed for out student-athletes, coaches, staff, and fans, we understand that today's decision made by the Mountain West Board of Directors has the best interest of all in mind.

Lobo student-athletes and staff have been deliberate and strategic with each step towards returning to play. Our student-athletes have done everything asked of them, including quarantining when arriving, being tested for COVID-19, wearing masks and social distancing.

Lobos have also been leaders in the community's fight against COVID-19 by promoting and influencing safe practices, raising money for the Lobo food pantry, and developing a virtual reading program for Albuquerque elementary school students, assisting with a PPE drive and feeding front line health care workers.

I am extremely proud of their resiliency and dedication to their sport, this University and to the community. We will do everything possible to support them."

This is a developing story. Stay with KOB 4 for more updates.

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