NJAC Suspends All Fall 2020 Sports and League Championships

Jul 29, 2020

10 of New Jersey higher learning institutions are part of the NJAC
Credit NJAC

A collegiate athletic conference in New Jersey has suspended fall sports due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The New Jersey Athletic Conference says ALL Fall 2020 sports competition and league championships will be suspended. Ten of the Garden State's higher learning institutions are full members of the N-J-A-C including the Camden and Newark campuses of Rutgers, Montclair State University and The College of New Jersey. T-C-N-J, particularly, cancelled so-called high risk sports like football, hockey and soccer last month [June].

The conference said in a statement it would look into possibly holding a competetive season for fall sports in the spring of 2021 and allow for training and practice opportunities during the upcoming fall semester.

The announcement comes as Rutgers-New Brunswick, a member of the Big Ten Conference, stopped all in-person team activities and quarantined the entire Scarlet Knights football team after six more team members tested positive for COVID-19.